Tania Bruguera (b. 1968 in Havana Cuba) is an activist and performance artist at the forefront of “activist art”. In the creation process, she builds models based on social practice--specifically those relating to immigration, censorship and identity--which she urges...
Ana Mendieta: Earth Body
Ana Mendiete was a Cuban-American Performance Artist, Sculptor, Painter, Photographer and Video Artist. She was born in 1948 in Havana, Cuba and died in 1985, while married to sculptor Carl Andre in the last year of her life. At the age of 12, after her father joined...
The Beginnings of Art Commodification
A cursory examination of the history of art’s commodification will reveal that money and art have been entwined for centuries.
From the Academy to Auction: The Evolution of Art as Investment
In 1903, the financier visited the 1903 Salon d’Automne showcasing works by Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin and others. Intuiting the success of these young Impressionists, he and twelve partners created an art fund with which they would buy contemporary works to later sell at a profit.