Art Opens a Portal to Curiosity
We Should Measure Its Value Not in Dollar Signs But in Question Marks
“L.A. is one of the largest creative economies in the world but artists here are low-wage workers. So do we even value art at all?”
Artist Joel Garcia asked the pointed question at last night’s Zócalo program, “What Is the Value of Art?” Put on in partnership with NeueHouse, KCRW, and Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, the program took place just days before Frieze Los Angeles—a week of art exhibitions, events, and big money—descends upon the city.
The panel spoke to a packed house at the ASU California Center. The conversation, moderated …