Arts Practice and Cultural Sustainability: Artists' Careers and the Market in Vietnam

Dr. Annette Yvonne Van den Bosch
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The creativity and knowledge of the professional artist is based on education and experience that places their work in the global knowledge economy. Their creativity and knowledge should be reflected in the prices in the dealers' galleries which are the market for art. At present there are no adequate safegards for the professional artists' copyright. Under the impact of the tourist market in Vietnam many copies of artists' work are produced. The market for fakes undercuts the incomes and long term career structure of professional artists. Some alternative approaches to regulating the market for professional artists' are discussed.

Keywords: Artists' Careers, Income, Copyright and Fakes, Impact of Tourism
Stream: Cultural Sustainability, Economic Sustainability
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Dr. Annette Yvonne Van den Bosch

Senior Lecturer, School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, Faculty of Arts
Monash University, Melbourne, Monash University


Dr. Annette Van den Bosch researches the careers, incomes and legal structures which support artists in Australia and South East Asia. She has lectured in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Ho Chi Minh City (HCUMFA) and conducted extensive interviews with artists and art dealers in Vietnam. Her research in Vietnam is a development of comparative research on artists' incomes and careers in Australia and the United States, which is published in her book, The Australian Art World: Aesthetics in a Global Market (Allen and Unwin 2005). Another current research project is on the market for Australian Aboriginal Art and intellectual property with Dr. Ruth Rentshler, Deakin University.

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