Howard Becker pointed out that critics, curators, suppliers, and administrators are as important to the creation of art as artists themselves.
Fernando Domínguez Rubio
Fernando Domínguez Rubio is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego. His research straddles sociology, science and technology studies, anthropology, art, design and architecture. His recent book, Still Life: Ecologies of the Modern Imagination at the Art Museum (University of Chicago Press, 2020), was the 2021 Winner of Mary Douglas Prize, the 2021 Winner of the Annual Book Award of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP), and also received and Honorary Mention for the 2021 Robert K. Merton Award of the American Sociological Association. He is currently working on a number of projects, including an edited volume with Jérôme Denis and David Pontille entitled Fragilities: Essays On The Politics, Ethics And Aesthetics Of Maintenance And Repair (MIT Press).