Definitions

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  • noun A group or network of people involved in the production, commission, preservation, promotion, criticism, and sale of art.

Etymologies

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art +‎ world

Examples

  • Early on, Dickie claimed that anyone who sees herself as a member of the artworld is a member of the artworld: if this is true, then unless there are constraints on the kinds of things the artworld can put forward as artworks or candidate artworks, any entity can be an artwork (though not all are).

    The Definition of Art

  • Yet art makes high claims for itself, and perhaps players in the 21st-century artworld need to pay more than lip service to the ideals of Ai Weiwei.

    Ai Weiwei: the dissident artist

  • On a random Friday afternoon between snowstorms, visitors to Tibor de Nagy's midtown gallery for the "Painters & Poets" exhibit marveled at the small press editions in vitrines with work by Joe Brainard, Kenward Elmslie, Charles Henri Ford, and Allen Ginsberg and whimsical black & white films by Rudy Burkhardt starring his artworld buddies: Larry Rivers, Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, Alex Katz, etc.

    Regina Weinreich: Words and Pictures: at Tibor de Nagy and Condo's Subversive Art at The New Museum

  • Fortunately the artworld is changing and better models are emerging.

    Paul Klein: ArtChicago Is Still Likable

  • On a random Friday afternoon between snowstorms, visitors to Tibor de Nagy's midtown gallery for the "Painters & Poets" exhibit marveled at the small press editions in vitrines with work by Joe Brainard, Kenward Elmslie, Charles Henri Ford, and Allen Ginsberg and whimsical black & white films by Rudy Burkhardt starring his artworld buddies: Larry Rivers, Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, Alex Katz, etc.

    Regina Weinreich: Words and Pictures: at Tibor de Nagy and Condo's Subversive Art at The New Museum

  • Like other Chinese artists, who have access to cheap labour and unusual materials, this positioned him perfectly to perform in the environment of international biennials, the artworld equivalent of the blockbuster summer action flick, where grandeur and scale of statement are everything.

    Ai Weiwei: the dissident artist

  • The rise of feminism corresponds roughly with the expansion of the artworld to include women's production at the same time that women's art identified women as separate and independent of men in their development and ownership of a unique signification and codification.

    G. Roger Denson: XX Chromosocial: Women Artists Cross The Homosocial Divide

  • Whether it is possible for the international artworld or even international governments to influence the Chinese authorities to bring about his release is an open question.

    Ai Weiwei: the dissident artist

  • The rise of feminism corresponds roughly with the expansion of the artworld to include women's production at the same time that women's art identified women as separate and independent of men in their development and ownership of a unique signification and codification.

    G. Roger Denson: XX Chromosocial: Women Artists Cross The Homosocial Divide

  • "Then he started talking," Meile says of the artist, "and I realized he was the only Chinese artist I'd met who could put the country's own traditions up against everything that had happened in the modern artworld."

    The Art of Resistance

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