POLITICS OF GLOBAL ARTWORLD
The term ‘art world’ (Artworld) was not used before the 1960’, and if – rather rarely and without consequences. It was only in 1964 that Arthur Danto has made the term one of the key concepts of contemporary reflection on art. The artworld has come to mean the discourse accompanying art. The world of art should not be equated with art market, although today the Western artworld is increasingly subordinated to the market. Can market replace politics? Can it become policy? Is this the way of post-political policy? Is the market always connected with some policies and always requires some assistance from politics? Today’s global art world wants to combine what is global with what is local; it combines global discourses and local practices. It contributes to global circulation of what is local. Very often, what is local, turn to subaltern art, younger art, lower, worse.