TODAY: TIAMSA Live Book Discussion: The Global Rules of Art by Larissa Buchholz (online, 14 March 2024, 18:00 CET)

TIAMSA welcomes you to its tenth book discussion: The Global Rules of Art: The Emergence and Divisions of a Cultural World Economy. Author Larissa Buchholz (Northwestern University) will discuss her new book, followed by a conversation with an esteemed panel of experts including Olav Velthuis (University of Amsterdam) and Melanie Fasche (Sotheby’s Institute of Art London).

As usual, the event will be moderated by Kim Oosterlinck (Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management). All attendants will be invited to join the discussion!

Please RSVP to The dial-in details will be distributed on the day of the event.

About the book

The Global Rules of Art sheds new light on the transformation of the art world from a Western-centric game to a global phenomenon. Drawing from abundant sources—including information regarding the arts and market infrastructures of over a hundred countries, multiple institutional histories and discourses, fieldwork on four continents, and interviews with artists, critics, curators, gallerists, auction house agents, collectors—the book charts the complex mergence of a globe-spanning field and the diverse ways artists from formerly “peripheral” countries become valued worldwide. Adapting what Pierre Bourdieu called the “rules of art” to an enlarged field, this comprehensive examination should appeal to anyone interested in the dynamics of global art and culture, cross-border art markets, and interdisciplinary global studies. 

Larissa Buchholz is an award-winning sociologist and Assistant Professor at Northwestern University, Illinois.