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Images from “COPYSTAND: An Autonomous Manufacturing Zone” featured in an article in the latest issue of Art Monthly UK:

FEATURE

Illiquid Assets

Morgan Quaintance argues that art’s relationship with private finance comes at a price

Pandering to the real or imagined demands of private finance distorts the art world, silencing dissent and stifling politically or socially engaged art in favour of consensus and what is known in the trade as ‘investment grade art’.

Art offers a kind of absolution by association whereby close proximity to art renders the investor a supporter of liberal and progressive ideals by association, whatever their actual political or ideological commitments and conduct may be.

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