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  • By Michael Fox
    Apr 22, 2010
    Cultural Business broker Michael Fox is enacting a reform of the traditional model of artist-patron by creating a new form of economy. By amending the traditional contract and inverting it, shareholders, not stakeholders will be the beholden. Following the lead of corporate leaders and innovators such as Muhammad Yunus and his ideologies’ on social business he will seek to create a more maintainable standard that takes into account the environment, culture and community. Through the building of solid micro-cultural enrichment programs, creativity and thought have much more potential then the current model subjectifying and categorizing art as an inventory of capital and appreciating investment/asset. The model of predominantly privately funded non-profit museums and for-profit galleries is sustained solely by the richest 1 percent donating and controlling mostly for a tax credit and cultural status. Maintaining benevolent self-interest business practices will no longer be the sterile... More > mausoleums’ of canonized western culture that we have had to look to for our future as cultural producers. We will and must reposition ourselves to create a new standard of self-representatives that will bring the creative into the boardroom. Our thought and ideas will create our future. Mr. Foxes “idea” is to create a corporation that exists solely to give artists opportunities without obliging credit. It should retain the strategy/tactics for projects that work with properties (both private and public), not only the established modes of exhibition. In other words, corporation identity is used (or exploited) in an ethical way (Social business is a cause-driven business). In a sense, this subversive collective functions in a curatorial manner and the artist becomes the commodity, in a place that requires no ownership of space or required tenancy. The end result is to generate cultural capital, which means opportunity. Creating in an closed system of natural capital the human concerns of consciousness, awareness, and visibility are without waste. This system is not about objectifying wealth, but about bridging connections and facilitating opportunities. The purpose of the investment is purely to achieve one or more social objectives through the operation of the company; the investors desire no personal gain. Sustainability of the company indicates that it is running as a business. The objective of the company is to achieve social goals. Mr. Fox will address the question of how collectivity socially reasonable/responsible user generated technologies/infrastructures can be manifested/integrated in relation to a successful mode of consumerism. How does one transform a historical or empirical pattern or system into a more realistic and effective model of longevity both ethically and culturally? These fundamental shifts are necessary for the preservation of aesthetics and culture, as we know it.< Less
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Michael Fox
April 21, 2010
Hardcover (dust-jacket)
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.37 lbs.
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6 wide x 9 tall
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