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Alex Hartley: After You Left

For all those interested in ruination, this looks great! http://www.victoria-miro.com/exhibitions/499/ “The work offers poignant reflection on themes of entropy and decay. It is, in some ways, emblematic of a wider collapsing – of ideals or even spirit. Running contrary to such thoughts, however, is the undeniable aesthetic pleasure we find in ruins – their compelling,…

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Material Instability – The Art Preservation Index

http://theartnewspaper.com/market/the-price-tag-of-contemporary-art-is-just-the-beginning-of-what-it-will-cost-you/ This is an interesting news story on how material deterioration and technological obsolescence could affect the monetary value of art. It suggests that by providing a rating on an artwork’s durability through time collectors will be able to assess whether or not the work will be a good investment, i.e. is it going to…