In this session we will discuss the value of art under present circumstances, specifically in light of new forms of production, circulation and labor related to digital media and networks. The use of the word “value” in this context is intentionally ambiguous. For instance, the term could be related to the usefulness of art as a tool for social cohesion or transformation (whether from the perspective of the State, of a “socially responsible” corporation, or of dissidence); to the monetary value generated by the production, circulation and trade of artworks as discrete objects and events; to its value as a sign of exceptionality; or as a practice able to produce common languages.  Thus, asking the question about the value of art involves challenging suppositions such as the ones that measure it as a sub-sector of the “cultural industries” (and, in the case of our country, to the developmental logic that considers that model as an ideal to be attained). But it also entails casting doubts upon the social valuations that allow for such measurements and locate them as a phenomenon that escapes an economic rationale, however partially.  In turn, this inquiry into the value of art, would also allow us to question the nature of its bearer: What kind of product is valued as art? Is its form of production of exceptional value? Is that which is valued is an object, an experience, a relation? How are its values produced?