Organizational Aesthetics supports Sightlines: Filmmaking in the Academy. Sightlines is a two-day event that will focus on the developing field of filmmaking as a form of academic research. For more information, see the Sightlines website.
Organizational Aesthetics is about how the five senses and artistry inform business, non-profit, and government organizations. We mean for both terms, aesthetics and organizational, to be understood broadly to include a range of topics. Examples are the use of arts-based methods in organizations, theoretical accounts of aesthetic phenomena in organizations such as beautiful (or grotesque) leadership, and the art about/in/behind organizations. In fact, we hope that authors and artists will take us to places we haven’t even begun to describe here. The content of the journal is organized into four sections: Theory, Practice, Art, and Reviews.
Organizational Aesthetics is a publication of The Art of Management and Organization.
Current Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1 (2014)
Special Topic: Evolutions And Hybrids Of Aesthetic Judgment And Value In Cultural Industries And Art Markets
The spectacular development of art prices in the art market have triggered the debate about questions of value in art. At the same time, art practices have often entered the traditional working spaces and are at the basis of the economic success of many industries, even those which are not traditionally perceived as cultural. The Special Topic investigates in two directions. On the one hand, we wonder how art(s) is (are) able to generate value in the economy and in the society. Which different values are attributed to art by the market, exhibitions, science and criticism? On the other hand, we also question how art is challenging the very notion of value. How can value be made visible in art at all? Is art able to draw a different interpretation to the contemporary mainstream economic notion of value?
Silly Social Science Scales: Embracing the Particular
Steven S. Taylor
Pages: 4 to 6
Pages: 10 to 18
Selling by Numbers: The Quantification and Marketization of the Swedish Art World for Contemporary Art
Erik Wikberg and Lars Strannegård
Pages: 19 to 41
Cultural content in the digital arena: toward the hybridization of legal and business models
mariateresa maggiolino, Maria Lillà Montagnani, and Massimiliano Nuccio
Pages: 42 to 64
Steven S. Taylor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Donna Ladkin (Theory), Plymouth University
Martin Wood (Practice), RMIT University
Ralph Bathurst (Art), Massey University
Brigitte Biehl-MIssal (Reviews), Essex University
Special Topic Editors:
Massimiliano Nuccio, Leuphana Universität
Pierre Guillet de Monthoux, Copenhagen Business School