The problem is that today the practices are many and multiform. It is no longer necessarily a case of the old way of working, that is, the artist alone in his studio. Very often artists need to be accompanied by specialists in order to develop projects of very different scopes. From a historical viewpoint we see artists that have created their own businesses. Fabrice who is here next to me created his business structure in order to produce things.
All this obviously poses questions. One must question oneself on the functioning of these processes. More than businesses, certain artists have created veritable industries. I think of Murakami or Damien Hirst. They question the artist/industry relationship, we see certain mechanisms being put into motion in which the industry is no longer just a means but also an essence and a reality that makes us think. We tend to veer more towards the exchange of encounters and less towards the simple process of production, an almost industrial production.
With Murakami, who produces thousands of paintings, surely this question must come up. His intellectual and critical interest, which goes beyond the production itself, can be seen. In history, from as early as the 60s certain artists can be found who started to work within businesses in order to produce things, playing with the adoption of a system of an economic nature. I think that nowadays this is the artistic aspect that is most interesting to observe…