Centre for the Study of the Art and Antiques Market

Pricing the Priceless?

Pricing the Priceless? Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Cultural Economy of the Global Contemporary Art Market

The increasing dominance of contemporary art in the structures of production and consumption in the art market in recent years has been of considerable note. This research seminar aims to direct critical attention to the significance of this shift through a concentration on how value is created, conceptualised, mediated, valorised and policed within the contemporary Global art market.

The seminar brings together scholars from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives and expertise to consider, develop and embed methodological and pedagogical strategies in order to engage with the emerging subject of the art market within academia. The structure of the seminar is envisaged as an open discussion between participants, leading to an open forum discussion with attendees.

Our panel includes participants from social anthropology, art law and business, a fine art practitioner, as well as art historians and specialists in art market histories:

Dr Marta Herrero (University of Sheffield), a specialist in the social anthropology of the art market
Dr Emma Waring (University of York), Art Law specialist
Eva Frapiccini (University of Leeds) PhD candidate and artist
Professor David Jackson (University of Leeds) Professor of Russian and Scandinavian Art
Dr Mark Westgarth (University of Leeds), a specialist on the histories of the art market

The venue for this research seminar is Room G.23, 28 University Road, University of Leeds. See here for a campus map.

It is free to attend and all are welcome.

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