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The Art Market has its Worst Downturn in 2020

By Sybaris Collection

A few days ago Art Basel and USB released their annual report where they confirmed what we all suspected: the art market had a significant decline in 2020. In fact, their numbers are very similar to those of 2009. In 2020 the art market reported 50,000 million dollars, when last year they were around 64,000 million dollars.

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What awaits art in 2021?

By Abel Cervantes

It is not necessary to repeat it: the word of 2020 is Covid-19. What happened this year will cause a series of social, political, economic changes, whose remains to be seen. I have mentioned it in other places: perhaps the two most important events of the 21st century are September-11 and Covid-19.

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Kim Ki-Duk: The Painter Becoming Filmmaker

By Sybaris

It isn’t a common place to say that Kim Ki-Duk (Chungyangmyeon, 1960 – Riga, 2020) was one of the most interesting, controversial, and singural filmmakers of our times. His particular treatment of the moving image reveals the deepness of his gaze, particularly in the way he looked the life both as an imagen and as complex narrative in which the most complex essences of the human being are hidden.

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News, Trends in Art
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2020: A new rise of Mobile and Digital Art and Market?

By Sybaris

Belive ir or not, art has always been related with technology. From Stonehenge to Tik Tok. Writer and historian Roman Gubern have said Lascaux Caves are the early depictios of virtual reality, and pinpoint the Pointillism technique as the direct reference of  pixels (Del bisonte a la realidad virtual. La escena y el laberinto, Anagrama, 1996). Even Werner Herzog have shown in his beautiful documentary the Cave of Forgotten Dreams how the Chauvet Caves are kind of a protocinema.  So then, why are we still so obssesed with digital technology?

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