The Nature of Worth


Elizabeth Alexander. Upward Mobility, 2009. Mixed media; 16.3 x 6.2 x 5 feet. Photo: Lisa Walcott.

Hello, readers! I am thrilled to be the writer-in-residence for the “Value” issue of the Art21 Magazine. Over the next two months, I will examine the market-driven forces behind contemporary art appraisal, as well as the intangible, mutable, and subjective nature of worth. Through the stories of artists, innovators, and dreamers, I will explore the psychology of wealth and share perspectives that rupture conventional thought.

Devlin’s online writing residency runs April 1–May 30. Her first article will be published in mid-April.

Elizabeth Devlin is the “Value” issue writer-in-residence. She is an independent curator, art consultant, and the founder of FLUX Boston, an online resource for artists and art enthusiasts in the Boston area and beyond. A certified Boston Redevelopment Authority artist, and curator of several critically acclaimed exhibitions, Devlin strives to make the art world more accessible and to champion the endeavors of Boston’s creative community.
  1. Congrats Liz!! I love the concept and I’m excited to follow along!


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