Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton audiobook

Seven Days in the Art World

By Sarah Thornton
Read by Tavia Gilbert

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200026326

  • ISBN: 9798200026319

  • ISBN: 9798200026333

Runtime: 8.36 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The art market has been booming. Museum attendance is surging. More people than ever call themselves artists. Contemporary art has become a mass entertainment, a luxury good, a job description, and, for some, a kind of alternative religion. In a series of beautifully paced narratives, Sarah Thornton investigates the drama of a Christie's auction, the workings in Takashi Murakami's studios, the elite at the Basel Art Fair, the eccentricities of Artforum magazine, the competition behind an important art prize, life in a notorious art-school seminar, and the wonderland of the Venice Biennale. She reveals the new dynamics of creativity, taste, status, money, and the search for meaning in life. A judicious and juicy account of the institutions that have the power to shape art history, based on hundreds of interviews with high-profile players, Thornton's entertaining ethnography will change the way you look at contemporary culture.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Thornton offers an elegant, evocative, sardonic view into some of the art world's most prestigious institutions. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“Tavia Gilbert is upbeat and crisp as she narrates Thornton’s ethnographic investigation of the modern art world…Gilbert keeps the listener’s attention as she adeptly delivers the sly humor and sense of wonder. It’s also an artistic trip around the world. Gilbert takes the smart route by only occasionally adopting an accent.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Sarah Thornton

Author Bio: Sarah Thornton

Sarah Thornton is a writer and sociologist of art. Formerly the chief correspondent on contemporary art for the Economist, she has written for many other publications, including Artforum, the Guardian, and the New Yorker, and she has contributed to broadcasts at the BBC, NPR, and ZDF. A frequent guest speaker, she has given talks and participated in panels at museums, universities, and literary festivals around the world. Sarah has a BA in art history and a PhD in sociology. She lives in London.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 8.36
Audience: Adult
Language: English