I like your work: art and etiquette

“The auction houses, museums, the galleries, the artists, the curators all have their unwritten rules and they all intersect.” A lot of rules and expectations in the art world are based on common sense, and the understanding that there is a social hierarchy. Knowing one’s place in the food chain is important to survival in…

The Universal Survey Museum

“The museum’s primary function is ideological,” to serve as a place of worship, and to signal the importance of it’s inhabitants: artwork. I wonder at the constraints of the religious sentiment of the museum, and the resulting effect a museum has on the art itself. Part of the universality of the museum is the effect…

Museum, Behind the Scenes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Danny Danziger

A collection of interviews detailing the systems and structures in place that ensure the successful function of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Malcolm Daniel Interview, likely questions: Why photography? Which is your favorite work? What makes that work so special? Tell me about the collection you’re working on. How would you compare your tastes now to…

Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton

“If the art world shared one principle, it would probably be that nothing is more important than the art itself.” Why has art become so popular? – we are more educated and therefore have developed appetites for more culturally complex goods. – we read less, which promotes the use of visual resources such as the…