Call it Glitch Art. Call it The New Aesthetic. Call it The Stuff We Find in The New Museum. Once it felt new, now it’s already starting to get that dusty old smell we associate with old-fangled things like the 20th Century. Ever since Duchamp messed everything up, contemporary art needs to feel as if it’s projected backward from five minutes into the future. So contemporary art can’t be digital anymore, it has to be post-digital. Here’s more on the state of art in the post-digital age, from JUXTAPOZ:
THE ARTIST IS ONLINE. PAINTING AND SCULPTURE IN THE POSTDIGITAL AGE, curated by Anika Meier and Johann König, celebrating the interconnectivity of art and technology. Featuring around 70 works by 50 artists who are at home on social media and many of which were featured on Juxtapoz in the past, the exhibition presented ways of digitizing painting, visualizing data sets, and reflecting the mobility of images.From the exhibition press release: “For the generation of artists born around 1990, painting in the post-digital age has become a mashup of art-historical references, most evidently, when the styles of the Old Masters, Surrealism, Pop Art, and Post-Internet Art are sampled. The result is portraits of people, bodies, and animals that lose themselves in pathetic poses. Femininity is deconstructed (Sarah Slappey, Rosie Gibbens) and masculinity is over-performed (Pascal Möhlmann, Evgen Copi Gorisek). The cult of self-expression is celebrated (Chris Drange) and consumerism is exhibited (Oli Epp, Travis Fish).
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