In The Murmuring of the Artistic Multitude
art sociologist Pascal Gielen defends the hypothesis that the globalized art scene is an ideal production entity for economic exploitation. How can the art world preserve its own dynamic and freedom? This third edition has been thoroughly updated with Gielen's latest insights into the political dimensions of art, autonomy and the relationship between art, ethics, and democracy.
In the glow of the creative cities and the creative industry governments embrace this post-Henry Ford work model and seamlessly link it to the globally dominant neo liberal market economy. | more
In The Murmuring
an attempt is also being made to provide alternatives. Gielen is searching for the ingredients that the art world needs to preserve its own dynamic and freedom. His quest leads to places of intimacy and 'slowability' in the hectic global flow of artistic events and artistically-minded trends. This publication is part of the Fontys-series 'Arts in
Pascal Gielen is a sociologist of art who teaches at the Groningen University. He has also the research chair ‘Arts in Society’ at the Fontys College for the Arts in Tilburg. Gielen wrote several books on the visual arts, contemporary dance, cultural heritage and cultural politics. | back