Isabelle Graw, 2012
The value of the art commodity:
Twelve theses on human labor, mimetic desire, and aliveness.
Texte Zur Kunst 88 (December 2012).
“For the art world is a social universe in which mere collaboration and networking – social activities through and through – have turned out to be forms of labor.”
“this economy, which has been variously described with terms such as ‘post-Fordism,’ ‘cognitive capitalism,’ or ‘network capitalism,’ now also exploits affects, contacts, and communications, which it has discovered as potential sources of additional surplus value.”