Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2013 Edition
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Preparing a “Creative Revolution” – Arts and Universities of the Arts in the Creative Knowledge Economy

  • Gerald BastEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_442


Creative Industries or Creative Societies

While in the 1930s, Theodor W. Adorno still was able to say “art is magic – relieved from the lie to be truth,” works of the arts more and more are transformed to mere objects of trade. But is not this politically and historically only consistent in an economy-driven society when pieces of art rather have the status of shares at some kind of stock market than artistic statements. Is it really surprising that art dealers change to brokers and art collectors to speculators?

It would be wrong to claim that art would uncouple itself from the social and political relevance. It is rather the society, which virtually strategically is going to be depoliticized by increasingly dominant economic structures. Apparently unbiased economic mechanisms take the place of political, cultural, and educational impact parameters in our...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Applied Arts ViennaViennaAustria