The event is moderated by Tim Griffin, Editor of Artforum. Panelists include: Amy Cappellazzo, Co-Head, Christie’s Contemporary Art; Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Chair, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; Jeffrey Deitch, Director, Deitch Projects; Kathy Halbreich, Associate Director, Museum of Modern Art; and Yinka Shonibare, artist
Art and Money explores contemporary art's production, presentation, and acquisition during a radical expansion of public interest and market forces. Is the current boom another chapter in an older, modernist history, or is it truly unprecedented? How did contemporary art, of seemingly endless supply, become so dear? How did Ai Weiwei become more valuable than Tiepolo?
What roles do narcissism and trophy-gathering play? Why has contemporary art reached so far beyond traditional borders, and how does that affect the world's artists? Who gets rich, who stays poor, and who decides?
The forum complements a special issue of Artforum devoted to the same topic- The New School
Amy Cappellazzo is the International Co-Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art and is responsible for biannual sales in this category and to further develop Christie's business globally.
Prior to joining Christie's in 2001, Ms. Cappellazzo served as director of the Rubell Family Collection & Foundation in Miami; curated numerous exhibitions, including Making Time: Considering Time as a Material in Contemporary Film & Video at the new Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art; and co-edited the book entitled In Company: The Collaborations of Robert Creeley that accompanied a monumental exhibition of the poet Robert Creeley's collaborations with Francesco Clemente, Susan Rothenberg and other visual artists over the last 40 years.
Thomas E. Crow is an American art historian and art critic who is best known for his influential writing on the role of art in modern society and culture. He is the Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts.
Jeffrey Deitch is the director of Deitch Projects art gallery in New York.
Tim Griffin is the editor of ArtForum magazine.
Kathy Halbreich is the Associate Director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Yinka Shonibare, MBE, is a contemporary artist living in Britain.