Why Consume Art: Aesthetics, Status, or Cultural Authority?

This blog post comes from a new class I am taking called Money and Ethics in the Contemporary Art World at Tufts University. Here are the notes and thoughts I found interesting that are drawn from Derrick Chong’s “Stakeholder relationships in the market for contemporary art” regarding art consumption and appreciation. 

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Consuming Art for Aesthetics, Status, or Cultural Authority?

Aesthetics – Although this seems to be a given, I feel like there is more to what simply meets the eye.

The more you know, the more you appreciate art and thus satisfaction from arts consumption rises over time in many cases. However, this is debated over two opposing views. Continue reading