Arts Practice and Cultural Sustainability: Artists' Careers and the Market in Vietnam
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
Dr. Annette Yvonne Van den Bosch
Senior Lecturer, School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, Faculty of Arts