What is (supposedly) "Modern Art" telling us

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Re: What is (supposedly) "Modern Art" telling us

Postby Simple Minded » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:04 am

"Even though beauty is supposed to be in the eye of the beholder, if some of you people don't praise my exhibit...., rather than consider that an indicator of my lack of talent, I prefer to think that all of you are unsophisticated morons?"

"Screw all of you! I'm living off a government grant!"
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Re: What is (supposedly) "Modern Art" telling us

Postby Simple Minded » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:07 am

"The climate change science grant funding has dried up.... so now I'm an artist?"
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Re: What is (supposedly) "Modern Art" telling us

Postby Typhoon » Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:55 am

noddy wrote:surpass is a big word and im not a particular fan of sculpture but even i can think of a modern artist doing striking work that makes you stop and think, if nothing else.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Mueck

even if you dont like this kind of sculpture, its highly skilled anda long way from unmade beds and the art fashions in the rich and tasteless brigade.


I agree that his work is interesting.
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Re: What is (supposedly) "Modern Art" telling us

Postby NapLajoieonSteroids » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:09 am

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Re: What is (supposedly) "Modern Art" telling us

Postby Simple Minded » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:37 pm

NapLajoieonSteroids wrote:With Art, Investing in Genius


top of the market indicator?
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Re: What is (supposedly) "Modern Art" telling us

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:34 pm

Simple Minded wrote:
NapLajoieonSteroids wrote:With Art, Investing in Genius


top of the market indicator?

I think so. I can think of three major trends which contributed to the rise in modern art which are ending.

One is the rise of art as experience instead of object. It's a bit comical watching the art establishment try to petrify new art forms, but they are. It's harder to launder drug and sex money with a Karen Finley performance or Banksy graffiti than by trading a decorated canvas.

Second is the end of the individual artist. Art is becoming more collaborative, and individual efforts are tending towards novelty rather than creativity. The cachet of the individual artistic genius is wearing thin. We are seeing more popular, widespread creative social movements showcasing individual creativity within a group context. Art is becoming style.

The most important trend is the degradation of the gatekeepers. Spontaneous public exhibition, especially via internet, is changing the galleries, museums and critics from market controllers into market responders. The upper crust is getting quite stale.
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