No time to read academic essays? Well, have no fear, we’ll read this one together. “Another Art World” by David Graeber and Nika Dubrovsky talks about how we might re-imagine the art world. In part one, they introduce the idea of the art world creating artificial scarcity and talk about how this has roots in Romanticism. They also touch on the Proletkult in early 20th century Russia, which was founded on the (Romantic?) idea that “everyone is an artist” and was one of the few real-life attempts to create art communism.
Link to text of “Another Art World Pt. 1” in eFlux journal: https://www.e-flux.com/journal/102/284624/another-art-world-part-1-art-communism-and-artificial-scarcity/