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Arts and Business
Building a Common Ground for Understanding Society

ISBN 9781138887442
Published October 11, 2016 by Routledge
258 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Arts and Business aims at bringing arts and business scholars together in a dialogue about a number of key topics that today form different understandings in the two disciplines. Arts and business are, many times, positioned as opposites. Where one is providing symbolic and aesthetic immersion, the other is creating goods for a market and markets for a good. They often deal and struggle with the same issues, framing it differently and finding different solutions.

This book has the potential of offering both critical theoretical and empirical understanding of these subjects and guiding further exploration and research into this field. Although this dichotomy has a well-documented existence, it is reconstructed through the writing-out of business in art and vice versa.

This edited volume distinguishes itself from other writings aimed at closing the gap between art and business, as it does not have a firm standpoint in one of these fields, but treating them as symmetrical and equal. The belief that by giving art and business an equal weight, the editors also create the opportunity to communicate to a wider audience and construct a path forward for art and business to coexist.

Table of Contents

Section 1: The Arts and Business: Contemporary and Historical Dialogues

1. Aesthetics of Collective Action: Φ and Π in a Twisted Impromptu on Art and Research by Operational Aesthetics

Pierre Guillet de Monthoux and Philippe Mairesse

2. The Art and Business of ‘Being Critical’

Daniel Ericsson and Magnus Eriksson

3. Media Art in the Context of Art, Science and the Market: A Historical Perspective

Claudia Schnugg and Victoria Vesna

Section 2: Organizing Collaboration

4. To The Manger! Collaboration in the Age of Access

Kent Hansen and Anke Strauß

5. Embedding the Corporate Story through Performance

Tracy Harwood and Sophy Smith

6. Understanding Sponsorship Relationships

Janina Panizza and David Stewart

Section 3: Performing and Agreeing on Values

7. A Short Dialogue on the Meaning of Performance

Emilie Reinhold and Kahena Sanaâ

8. Evaluating Value: Stolen, Disappearing and Pseudonymous Art

Chloe Preece and Aleksandra Bida

9. Community Arts: On the Precarious Compromise between the Inspirational and the Civic Worlds

Ester Barinaga

10. Re-casting Legitimacy: Validation and Criticality as Contemporary Art Joins Cultural Business

Ravi Dar and Pamela Schutz Nybacka

Section 4: Leadership and Power

11. Leadership in Art and Business

Katja Lindqvist

12. Portraits of the Artist as Cultural Entrepreneur

Kerry McCall and Maeve Houlihan

13. The Conundrum of Power: Sintering Structural and Relational Perspectives in Business and Arts Organizations

Yuliya Shymko and Alison Minkus

14. La Fileuse de Reims, a Place Where Artists can Work: A Dialogue between the Founder and One of the Residents

Elen Riot and Pauline Quantin

Section 5: Learning, Knowledge and Thinking

15. Valuing the Other: Exposing Undergraduates to the Art of Business and the Business of Arts

Andrew Power and Michael MacDonnell

16. Management: Stepping Back Through Arts

Dorina Coste, Isabelle Né and Marianella Fornerino

17. The Rag Rug: Weaving Together Artistic and Business Patterns of Thinking

Nina Bozic Yams and Elisabeth Helldorff

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Elena Raviola is Associate Professor at the School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg, Sweden and works also at the Department of Organization at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

Peter Zackariasson is an Associate Professor in Marketing at the School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg, Sweden.