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Panel Discussion: “The Socio-Economic Structure of the Art World” A Debate...

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The Art Students League of New York

215 West 57th Street

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Taking Ben Davis’s book 9.5 Theses on Art and Class as a framework, three leading art critics discuss the role of class, economics, and social forces in contemporary art.

Ben Davis is an art critic living and working in New York City. He is the author of 9.5 Theses on Art and Class (Haymarket, 2013). He is currently National Art Critic for artnet News, and was formerly executive editor of Artinfo.com and an editor of The Elements of Architecture , the catalogue of the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. His writings have appeared in Adbusters, The Brooklyn Rail, e-Flux Journal, Frieze New York, The New York Times, Slate.com, The Village Voice , and many other venues.

Andrianna Campbell is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she specializes in art of the modern and contemporary period. Her doctoral research focuses on Norman Lewis and Abstract Expressionism. Alongside her scholarly research, she is the author of essays and reviews on contemporary art for Artforum, Art in America, Frieze and Mousse. Campbell is a founding co-editor of the peer-reviewed journal apricota. She has taught at Parsons, the New School for Design and Yale University. She is a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Resident for 2018.

Brian Boucher is Creative Director at Sperone Westwater and formerly Senior Writer for Artnet News.

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