THE TROUBLE WITH VALUE: ART AND ITS MODES OF VALUATION ed. Kris Dittel
190mm x 285mm, 224 pages, full colour printing, open perfect binding with wraparound cover, 2020.
This book discusses the symbolic and economic value that a work of art holds, being a product of its maker’s labour.
This dynamic compilation of theoretical texts, essays and artistic contributions provides insight into current notions of value and value systems, and considers everything from the role of language to the circulation of art, and how it’s aided by the infrastructure of institutions.
Along the way, The Trouble with Value tackles the historical legacies of devaluation in art, the value of artistic labour, and art’s capacity to tell stories beyond mainstream channels of dissemination.
Featuring contributions by Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan, Rachel Carey, Kris Dittel, Fokus Grupa, Fokus Grupa, Karolina Grzywnowicz, Arnoud Holleman and Gert Jan Kocken, Anthony Iles & Marina Vischmidt, gerlach en koop, Monique Hendriksen, Femke Herregraven, Kornel Janczy, Sława Harasymowicz, Sarah van Lamsweerde, Ewa Partum, Mladen Stilinović, Maciej Toporowicz, Kra Kra Intelligence Cooperative and more.