The Gatekeepers and Tastemakers Who Decide What We Call “Art”
Artsy Editorial by Kyung An and Jessica Cerasi
Curators Kyung An and Jessica Cerasi’s new book, Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art, takes readers on an A-to-Z tour of today’s art industry, familiarizing them with the basics of how the market works, why and how one can appreciate conceptual art, and how certain art and artists gain prominence. Several of their entries detail the workings of the art world’s gatekeepers, the curators, tastemakers, and institutions that cull and present the art we see. The article is an edited excerpt from the book.