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November 2016

THE ARTWORK BEHIND YOU – LET’S TALK ABOUT STATUS

By Claudia Schnugg and Johannes Lehner

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Art can be beautiful and demanding, it can induce aesthetic pleasures, represent values and ideas or challenge ways of seeing. These personal experiences with art allow individuals to communicate their identity with the artworks they like. But artworks as decoration of offices do not only communicate identity, they also point to status. Continue reading “THE ARTWORK BEHIND YOU – LET’S TALK ABOUT STATUS”

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ARTS MANAGEMENT KNOWLEDGE IN A LATIN-AMERICAN CONSTRUCTIVE PERSPECTIVE

By Jaime Ruiz-Gutiérrez

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The creation and production of knowledge has been a monopole of industrialized economies. Their economic conditions are the guaranty to provide the better conditions to reach a privileged status. Generally, knowledge creation processes tend to have a predominant ethnocentric focus, in which so-called rich country or developed economy perspectives have prevailed. However, there are disciplinary subjects where the production of knowledge can be influenced not only by economic conditions but by cultural aspects as well. Arts management knowledge is a good example to support this proposition presented in the present post.

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