By Jonathan Harris
Artwork, funds, events is a suite of essays in line with papers given at a convention of an identical identify held at Tate Liverpool in November 2002. It units out to explain and review the advance of latest varieties of artwork patronage and demonstrate glaring in such recurrent occasions as biennials, 'cultural area' initiatives for city regeneration, novel galleries of up to date paintings, and construction sponsors (such because the Saatchi Gallery and the Baltic). The scope of the gathering is overseas and its target is to map and consider the globalisation of art's political-economy. members: Jeremy Valentine (Queen Elizabeth collage, Edinburgh), Andrew Brighton (Tate Modern), Sadie Coles (Gallery owner), Rory Francis (Manchester Metropolitan University), Paul Usherwood (University of Northumbria), Stewart domestic (artist and writer), Lewis Biggs (ex-Director, Tate Liverpool), and Jonathan Harris (University of Liverpool).
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