Economic Ekphrasis Paperback by edited by Pierre Guillet de Monthoux and Erik Wikberg

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Economic Ekphrasis Paperback by edited by Pierre Guillet de Monthoux and Erik Wikberg

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  • Publisher: Sternberg Press (2021-12-28)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • ISBN-13: 9783956795442
  • Item Weight: 294.84 grams
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 4.94 x 0.74 cm

What happens when social scientists write about artworks: helping people blind to economic ideas see something for the first time.

What happens when social scientists write about artworks? How does it affect the academic environment of a business school and how does it change the perception of art? Can it be used as a novel scientific method in business studies? This book investigates these matters by analyzing the Goldin+Senneby's retrospective exhibition “Standard Length of a Miracle” set up in Tensta konsthall and multiple other venues in Stockholm in the spring of 2016.

While the use of ekphrases goes back to ancient times in our Western literary canon, it is new and unexplored territory for social scientists at business schools—to describe artworks for people who who are blind to economic concepts and ideas, helping them see what they did not see before

Economic Ekphrasis: Goldin+Senneby and Art for Business Education is part of the SSE Art Initiative series Experiments in Art and Capitalism.


Maria Lind, Marie-Louise Fendin, Örjan Sjöberg, Ismail Ertürk, Anastasia Seregina, Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Pamela Schultz Nybacka, Emma Stenström, Katie Kitamura, Clare Birchall, Brian Kuan Wood

About the Author

Pierre Guillet de Monthoux directs the Stockholm School of Economics Art Initiative where he is professor at its Center for Arts, Business, and Culture. He has held professorships in general management at Stockholm University, Sweden, and in philosophy and management at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. He is docent at Åbo Akademi, Finland, and currently teaches at Artem Nancy in France.

Erik Wikberg is a Researcher at Stockholm School of Economics.

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