Financial Times Looks at the Presence of Corporate Backing in the Arts

September 21st, 2014

The Financial Times analyzes the current protest fervor over the presence of sponsorship and advertising dollars currently at play in the contemporary art world, noting major disputes at the São Paolo and Gwangju Biennials, as well as the ongoing protests over BP’s sponsorship of the Tate.  “Creativity has become . . .instrumentalized both by capitalism and the nation state,” says São Paulo curator Charles Esche.Read more at Financial Times