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By Camila Durán
One of the reasons that contemporary art is difficult to define is because it engages in an open dialogue with everyday life situations. As Boris Groys has explained in his texts, contemporary art is alive because it flees from museums. When art join museums, a double process begins. On the one hand, it adheres to the tradition of art. It is part of everything we call “ART”. But on the other hand, a part of its life vanishes.
By Camila Durán
It is not a new thing: When someone says contemporary art, two groups immediately open up: those who love it and those who hate it. Has it ever happened to you? One is in a museum and suddenly a family composed of a father, a mother and a daughter begins an argument that is going nowhere. The daughter is excited by what she sees in front of her; while parents seem to understand nothing. It is not that contemporary art is for young people, but at least it requires a position where the viewer has the desire to be seduced by a work of art. A feeling that, undoubtedly, comes from the spirit of youth.
Where Should Art Go During This Pandemic Situation?
By Abel Cervantes
There are two contemporary events that have changed the world. 9/11 led to an extreme vigilance that made disappear the line between the public and the private. Suddenly, foreign people (the unknown Other) became a danger to society and it was necessary to know their location to stop their “terrorist plans”. Cell phones began to have sophisticated cameras, that not only served to photograph unforgettable moments, but were also used to capture –in flagrante- their own owners.
By Elena Coll
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the globe, millions of people are locking themselves in and reducing their contact with society. Doctors, nurses, cleaners, farmers and drivers become the world’s most important workers. And as the coronavirus fear starts to become the new normal, millions of families are starting to face a new fear: what of our jobs, our savings, our future? The art world family is no exception.