Is it possible to calculate the value of a work of art by using mathematical formulas? Is it possible to rank artists in order of importance the same way? Can you predict the future of the art market by using math or science or extrapolating from graphs?
My foray into the question of “what is the value of art?” A small thread to larger entangling questions of why our society values the hard sciences over the humanities, the role of artists in our community, the relationships between artists and benefactors, the usefulness of art, the position of art on our hierarchy of ‘shit to care about’ and more.
I’m out of my depth here, but the question of the role of art in our lives — how important is it and how prevalent or under siege is it - has been on my mind as of late.
Photography is about being exquisitely present.