Ilaria Riccioni teaches sociology at the Free University of Bolzano. She has been doing research and seminars in Italy, France, Austria, UK, USA and Australia on social theory, cultural studies and art as factor for social change. Between her recent publications: Élites e partecipazione politica. Saggio su Vilfredo Pareto (2016); Art, Capitalist Markets, and Society. Insights and Reflections on Contemporary Art, in Art and the Challenge of Markets Volume 2: From Commodification of Art to Artistic Critiques of Capitalism (2018).