Sunday, February 6, 2011
What is the future of art, now?
Sometimes it’s good to step back and reflect. This is one of those times. I’m truly enjoying the challenge of reading Kandinsky’s short but dense book (or, maybe I’m the one who’s dense). In either case, it’s time for reflection. Our good friend Casey Klahn commented on my last post about the future. He wrote: “For Kandinsky, the representation of the same objects again and again was the past, and pure abstraction the future. What is the future, now?”
Great question: WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF ART, NOW?
Personally, I think the future is controlled by whoever is steering the ship.
Do visionary artists, art critics, or marketing geniuses control the future of art?
Will artists of the future, who now directly exhibit and market their work through the internet and self-publishing, control the future direction of art?
Will grass roots level artists, like me, ever have any opportunity to steer this ship, or will we remain passengers in the cargo hold?
What do you think?
I’ll be away for the week to make the last preparations to move into our winter wonderland home in Maine (image) and will check in now and then if I’m lucky.