Arts problem: Regulation

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Literature review: Regulation problem for Arts

This “Ten Problems for Arts in the 2020s” booklet identifies ten relevant areas from very recent contributions put forward at academic level in the form journal articles, conference proceedings and students theses. Ten freely accessible internet references have been selected for each area and direct links are provided at the end of each chapter for own consultation. Our selected references do not intend to mirror ranking indexes nor establish novel classifications. On the contrary, they are meant to represent peer-reviewed, diverse and scientifically-sound case studies for vertical dissemination aimed at non-specialist readers. They will also be able to scoop even more references through the bibliography that is reported at the end of each selected reference.

Without further ado, these are the ten problems that we are going to introduce in this booklet:

  1. education, 
  2. authentication,
  3. participation,
  4. entrepreneurship,
  5. aesthetics,
  6. creativity,
  7. technology,
  8. environment,
  9. science,
  10. regulation.

Each problem has its own dedicated chapter made of an introductory section, a short presentation of the ten selected references and a conclusions section.

The final chapter of this booklet will report the conclusions from each chapter again in order to provide a complete executive summary.

10 Regulation

THE PROBLEM — In recent months, the art press has questioned the openness of certain practices in today’s art market and the need for regulation. Regulatory solutions to prevent money laundering through art without disrupting the art market are needed. Financial institutions and the arts have been a historical and natural duo since the Middle Ages, when bankers supported the arts sector and artists. Public law enforcement is imperfect, and court cases often are deemed problematic, also for social networks content attribution. Novel technologies like blockchain are expected to help but practical implementations are still to come.

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CONCLUSIONS — United States art dealers, auction houses, galleries, art museums, art fairs and art consultants may soon be subject to government financial regulation. Yet, professional art intermediaries raise legitimate concerns about the compliance burdens and loss of confidentiality that accompany a regulatory scheme. Companies with higher levels of corporate governance quality or higher proportions of female directors and entities with greater ownership dispersion, engage more extensively with art-based initiatives. When the financial stakes rise, opportunistic behavior undermines the credibility of private governance. Numerous authorities have started voting favourable legislations and recognizing the technology as a valid public ledger. In Nigeria, there remains a gap from the intellectual property, traditional cultural expression and gender dimensions in bronze casting art. In light of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), courts and scholars are of different opinions regarding how to handle artistic street photography in Germany. To effectively investigate cybercrime and to address the problem of anonymity in online communication, there is a pressing need to study authorship analysis of languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Turkish, etc. in addition to English. The metaphorical use of “social network” does not allow for in-depth research on the nuanced socio-political relations embedded in the complex social fabric of communities.

TEN FREE REFERENCES FROM THE INTERNET — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

“Ten Problems for Arts in the 2020s” booklet for Amazon Kindle, 2020; click on the cover to go to the dedicated Amazon listing page

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