The economic structure of the art world is also changing as a result of technology and globalization. International collectors are supporting the arts, and the Internet is allowing artists to showcase their work to a broader audience.
Both high (classical music, painting, opera) and mundane art (PopArt) co-exist together. Who will be defining their value? It will need to be a new breed of curators, aware of all that is happening in the world at large and art in particular. New sensibilities will be formed as we have access to new images and ideas. Art is being constantly re-evaluated, as concepts emerge that we are all privy to now that the Internet is globally available.
The Internet has also made photography easy for anyone, even a child can use the new digital cameras, does that mean it is all art? The art world will need to become more discerning. And as technology pushes forward they will need to constantly re-thinking it’s aesthetical criteria. These may differ according to diverse cultures, or not? Art critics will need to be more opened minded and work together to establish new lines between high art versus popular.
Contemporary globalization and technology have changed the art world more rapidly than any individual artist has before. Its influence is felt at both the individual and cultural level, leaving artist and art critics confused about directions, trends or definitions of art itself. Hopefully we will emerge invigorated by this search through a glut of new images and forms and bring about new, original, concepts and values of what art really is…