The Trouble with Value

Art and Its Modes of Valuation



The concept of ‘contemporary’ art has always been vague as the meaning and significance of bodies of work vary
depending on the viewer be it critics, the public, or other artists. Who’s to say what’s worth what at the end of the day?

‘The Trouble with Value’ is a compilation of theories and essays browsing the symbolic and economic
value of art as a product of the maker's labour. The book attempts to rethink the perspective on current
methods of valuation and offers many light hearted yet thought provoking takes on an industry that’s
never really been regulated on an easily understandable scale.

Contributions from: Benera and Estefan, Rachel Carey, gerlach en koop, Fokus Grupa,
Karolina Grzywnowicz, Monique Hendriksen, Arnoud Holleman and Gert Jan Kocken,
Kornel Janczy, Adrian Paci, Feliks Szyszko, Timm Ulrichs.

Softcover including poster
19 x 28.5cm

224 Pages