Susanne Fenkart


“Art is… as funny as money. Artistic reflections on economy”

Art is as heavy as sorrow, as light as a breeze, as bright as an idea … On that note the complexity and diversity of contemporary art has the ability to show, visualize and transform the constructions as well as the boundaries of a system: Especially if a society doesn’t trust their systems anymore, it’s important to keep such possibilities… Read more

My Claim: “Contemporary art has the ability to visualize the constructions and boundaries of the economic system. Thinking about artistic reflections on economy sheds another light on such social constructions, questions its regulations and shows more combinations as assumed previously. Or to quote Barbara Kruger: ‘Art is … as funny as money, and as fugitive as fraud.’”

My Expectations: “My expectations are to reflect management from various perspectives, especially the discussion of artistic viewpoints and influences on economy. I’m looking forward to a colorful and inspiring conference with deep insights and promising outlooks on re-thinking management from a cultural perspective.”

Susanne Fenkart is a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein. She holds a doctoral degree in Social and Economic Sciences from the University of Innsbruck. In addition to her business management education she concurrently studied Art History (Faculty of Humanities: Philosophy and History) and worked as a member of project staff on the research project “The Organization of Art: The Practice of a Paradox?” – including an exhibition project. She also collaborated in the mission statement process of the Association of the Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum. Susanne has further professional experience as consulting assistant, collaborated in cultural institutions and worked as catalogue author for the Art Salzburg (publishing house: Die Zeit). She received several scholarships and awards for her work. Susanne’s current research perspectives are as follows: Historic co-evolution of economy and art, artistic irritations in organizations and society, from art work to market, societal framing of art, artists and their attitude concerning the economy as well as art and museum management.