Book Chapter

Creation and Consumption Experience of Cultural Value in Contemporary Art



Fillis I, Lee B & Fraser I (2023) Creation and Consumption Experience of Cultural Value in Contemporary Art. In: Jung Y, Vakharia N & Vecco M (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Arts and Cultural Management. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

This article utilizes marketing theory to improve insight into the value relating to visual art creation and consumption by advancing understanding of its roles in the creation of the cultural value associated with contemporary art. This theoretical analysis enables construction of a conceptual model of value creation. The authors inform this by drawing on their qualitative research data on the cultural value of a contemporary art exhibition. Creation and sharing of value, including networks and discourses of value, are central to this agenda. Aesthetic experience and symbolic consumption are as influential or more so than instrumental measures of value. This can be visualized in a circle of value involving culture, marketing, and consumption, which shape meaning. A competency spectrum can be used to explain how and why each stakeholder behaves differently with respect to the cultural value present.

cultural value; creation; marketing; consumption; art; exhibition

FundersAHRC Arts and Humanities Research Council
Publication date31/12/2023
Publication date online26/01/2023
PublisherOxford University Press
Place of publicationOxford

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Professor Ian Fraser

Professor Ian Fraser

Emeritus Professor, Accounting & Finance