Hegemonies in Art: Struggles of an Aspiring Artist

  • Luka Mirkovic University of Vienna
Keywords: art world, capitalism, singularization, commodification, distributed personhood, Kathrin Zobl


A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay considers the pressures young artists face in the contemporary art world, illustrated on the case of a young Viennese artist Kathrin Zobl.