Takashi Murakami, "Tude"
Peter Huyghe "Time Keeper"
We went from a society with excess all around to 2010- the year of a new decade and the recession, job losses, health care reform, stimulus packages and another war with no end in sight.
Principles of culture (such as art) are losing its value in terms of excess. When you have no extra money lying around, you have no art market. At least that is what is happening in theory. However this is in contradiction because there is no absolute in our society. People are still buying art, supporting our foundations, and keeping it in the few of the public, but expanding the meaning once again to that eternal question-What is Art?
Surprisingly I have read a statistic that charitable donations are at an all time high between the earthquake in Haiti and the fact that the unemployed are donating even $5 to their organizations based in cultural and humanitarian needs. However vague this may seem I have collected a few art movements associated with our modern times.
- Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2000, Color photo print
- Relational art-defined by art critic Nicolas Bourriaud as “a set of artistic practices which take as their theoretical and practical point of departure the whole of human relations and their social context, rather than an independent and private space."
- Pierre Huyghe
- Street art- art developed in public spaces in the streets —usually refers to unsanctioned art, as opposed to government sponsored initiatives.
- Shepard Fairey
- Stuckism- international art movement that was founded in 1999 by Billy Childish and Charles Thomson to promote figurative painting in opposition to conceptual art
- Superflat is a postmodern art movement influenced by manga
- Takashi Murakami