My mind is overheated by the width and the number of the stated topics:
#The role of arts market
#The role of (contemporary) art
#Art objects only for creators "view"
#The role of art in culture
#The impact of the mass-productioned, fast-food, served as art-objects, in our every day life
#The effects of the commercialization of art
#Sale is the lubricant that keeps the art world in motion
I will try to deal separately with each one of these:
"According to my judgement, the role of arts market is simply promoting subculture and an unhealthy environment, instead of assisting contemporary art"
The role of arts market (and of every market) is to make money.
In addition, to make money with the less effort needed.
As a market it has all the elements, methods and characteristics of marketing (suppliers, target group, promotion, e.t.c.).
Diamantis' more or less angry statement is absolutely correct!
Art market, like food market, are simply promoting unhealthy (yet "gorgeous" products), instead of assisting people have a more healthy nutrition for body and mind...
Allow me to jump to the 6th topic (commercialization of art):
"The commercialization of art surely must lead to more art being created"
Few years after second W.W., the unbelievable numbers of records sold by Elvis, attracted businessmen from different branches. They realize that profits from "show business" were much higher than theirs. So they "immigrate" or just expanded their enterprises into the particular field. ( Sweden is famous for it's steel quality and production. During the ABBA pop group "fever", the Swedish government had more income from the taxes of ABBA records, than from the steel commerce!) .
These people of market, brought in music the rules of the market, which very briefly are: Sales through promotion!
The old process, that a talented musician had to perform, and if he is good enough, day by day he should build a spreading reputation, passed away!... research and development department, demanded that talent seekers will hunt, find the "prey" and quickly make him an idol in order to sell.
From the other side, like a product, artist and his objects of art, cannot sell for a long time (like a car model, soaps, dental creams e.c.t.), they must be replaced after a while by something more attractive... and so on...
Through this process, the artist and his inspiration, transformed into consuming objects.
In addition after a while, research & devlopment section, in order to have more guaranteed sales, desided that they cannot count on talents and their seekers. They should take care of "talent construction" and further more, they will deside and manipulate the kind of music heard!!!
This happened not only with music, yet with fine, the other performing arts (and unfortunately in every possible aspect of our life).
So, the commercialization of art, surely leads to more "dazzling, superficial, short-lived , commercial, confusing glamour fast food" art being created.
The few exeptions, confirm the facts...
Sales is the lubricant that keeps the pockets of (art, arm, or any kind of dealers), full.
To be continued...