Money Is Controlling Artists and Killing Creativity, Warns New Head of Tate Modern
Akbar, Arifa, The Independent (London, England)
VICENTE TODOLI, the Spaniard who will take over as director of Tate Modern in London next year, has attacked the commercialism which is "killing creativity" in the arts.
Mr Todoli, a veteran on the European museum scene, suggested in his first British interview published yesterday that the minds of some artists were controlled by money.
"Globalisation is the essential spirit of art," he said. "The world is wider today and art has always had an openness of viewpoints because that is its nature. The only problem is tremendous commercialisation which is killing much creativity and controls the mind of some artists who take decisions dictated by it."
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