The “smart art” movement is a growing trend that has transformed the way artists and galleries work.
In the past, galleries were often reluctant to invest much in their artists, and they expected to make their money back within a few years. So unless an artist had incredible talent or was creating a masterpiece, he didn’t get much support.
Trying to make a living out of being an artist was very difficult for many people.
Today’s smart art movement is more realistic about the time needed to really grow and develop. It also provides greater financial support, enabling more people to pursue their passion for creativity.
Smart art is about empowering artists and helping them fulfill their potential. It helps them build a sustainable career by working in partnership with galleries and collectors. The smart art movement is making the art world a healthier place to work in.
In recent years, a movement called ‘smart art’ has grown in the art world. This movement is about laying the rules of the art world bare, exposing them for what they are, and helping to fix them so that artists can be more successful.
In this article, we’ll look at what smart art is and why it’s so important in today’s art world.
Initially, it was a movement to make criticism more professional, but quickly the idea spread to include artists and curators. A good way to understand what smart art is all about is to look at the work of the man who started it all: Marcel Duchamp.
For Duchamp, art wasn’t about expressing yourself or celebrating nature. It was about making thought experiments. He wanted to take something that already existed and see if he could alter it in some interesting way.
The word “experiment” might sound like science, but there is an important difference between them. A scientist tries to answer a question; she wants to know something. An artist doesn’t care about questions or answers. She just wants to play around with things until they yield up something new and exciting.
Duchamp’s most famous experiment was “Fountain,” a urinal he signed and displayed as a sculpture. But why a urinal? Because he wanted to challenge the conventions of art and because he thought it was funny.
Another of his experiments was trying to convince people that chess was an artistic medium by playing games in which one of the players had no idea what she was doing. Such chess masterpieces as his “The King and Queen Surrounded by Swift Nudes
It’s not just the art world, it’s the entrepreneurial world, it’s the media world, in a way it’s our entire culture. The traditional view is that if you’re an artist—or an entrepreneur or journalist or whoever—you’ve got to be true to yourself. You have to stay true to your vision. You have to create what you feel and if you don’t do that, then you’re selling out.
Thing is, selling out has never really been a problem for either artists or entrepreneurs. This attitude of “stay true to yourself” has always been more of a marketing slogan than a philosophy. It was invented by guys who were doing well and wanted to keep other people from doing well. It’s a kind of propaganda used by the one percent against the 99 percent.*
There’s no way to stay true to yourself when your self is changing all the time. There is only one thing you can do, which is try to be as good at whatever you’re doing as possible.
It doesn’t matter if you think that your art will change everything. It doesn’t even matter if you think that your art will actually change anything at all (which is unlikely). What matters is whether it’s good enough that you’re willing
Artists today are generally better educated than previous generations of artists. They are more likely to have attended college and to have earned degrees in art, art history, and visual studies. Some artists go on to earn graduate degrees in fields like anthropology, sociology, theology, and art history.
The Art World is a world of its own. You might think that it’s a matter of talent and hard work, but the reality is much more complex. It has been the object of several analyses and treatises, the most famous one by Ortega y Gasset in The Dehumanization of Art (1925). This work criticizes the modernist movement for eliminating the human element from contemporary art.
Toward the end of his life, however, Ortega revised his opinion. In The Revolt of the Masses (1930), he wrote that “the time is coming when we shall know that modern art was not a mistake.” He appreciated it at last as an attempt to create something new and different.
In order to understand this change in Ortega’s thinking, it’s necessary to go back to the beginning. In 1925, he wrote The Dehumanization of Art in which he noted that modern art had abandoned man. This was true in painting where artists focused on one single aspect of reality rather than on all its aspects. They did this through abstractionism and cubism. Abstractionism abandoned reality by removing forms from their context, while cubism removed them from their natural position in space and time. This was done
The term “art” is a sixteenth century contraction of “artifices”, and can be applied to anything manmade. The word for the natural world is “nature”.
The common use of “nature” today is as an antonym for “culture”, as in phrases like: “It’s good to get back to nature”; or, “I’m not into all that artificial stuff.”
This is misleading, however, because it implies that there are two kinds of things in the world: those created by mankind, and those created by God. In fact, all the things we take credit for have been made by nature. By which I don’t mean they are the result of material forces (e.g., erosion) or biological processes (e.g., photosynthesis). I mean that even our most sophisticated human creations-language, art, love-are not only the product of natural processes but would not exist without them.
The word we need to use if we want to separate ourselves from nature is not culture but technology. This word makes clear that nature made us, and we have been making ever since that first tool or weapon or fire or boat or shelter or whatever it was that preceded our first painting or sculpture or song.