Vol. 3 No. 1 (2014)
Issue Description
Special Topic: Evolutions And Hybrids Of Aesthetic Judgment And Value In Cultural Industries And Art Markets


The spectacular development of art prices in the art market have triggered the debate about questions of value in art. At the same time, art practices have often entered the traditional working spaces and are at the basis of the economic success of many industries, even those which are not traditionally perceived as cultural. The Special Topic investigates in two directions. On the one hand, we wonder how art(s) is (are) able to generate value in the economy and in the society. Which different values are attributed to art by the market, exhibitions, science and criticism? On the other hand, we also question how art is challenging the very notion of value. How can value be made visible in art at all? Is art able to draw a different interpretation to the contemporary mainstream economic notion of value?



Steven S. Taylor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Section Editors

Donna Ladkin (Theory), Plymouth University

Martin Wood (Practice), RMIT University

Ralph Bathurst (Art), Massey University

Brigitte Biehl-MIssal (Reviews), BSP Business School Berlin

Special Topic Editors:

Massimiliano Nuccio, Leuphana Universität

Pierre Guillet de Monthoux, Copenhagen Business School