Research Article

Money Talks
Über die Nichtneutralität von Geld in der Kulturfinanzierung

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As freedom of art should not be questioned, cultural financing is required to not interfere with artistic content. Thus, public funders, sponsors and donors claim objectivity, denying any influence. Unconsciously this is never the case: financing is multidirectional communication. Being its medium, money functions as a semantic system transporting meaning. Therefore, it always interacts with cultural and artistic production. Using a 3-sector model of society, this article investigates the transfer of meaning from the spheres of market, state and civil society into art, mediated through money.


2015 (2)
Art, Economics, Policy

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