THE FUTURE OF ART
Julia Peyton-Jones Director, Serpentine Gallery
The future of art is global. In recent years, in art as well as in economics and technology, the centre of gravity has shifted away from the West towards the East, with artists from China, India and the Middle East producing work that reflects the changing face of cities, cultures and national identities. In the future, as these and other countries continue to develop, and as cultural venues become more open to presenting a diversity of cultural voices, we will see an increasingly global picture emerge.
The future of art is no rules. Artists of every age, culture, race and gender are working with any manner of materials, in an ever-broadening array of contexts, ignoring or reworking traditions and rules. As the contexts and opportunities for art multiply, the potential for innovation and inclusion will increase.
The future of art is no boundaries. Distinctions between separate disciplines are constantly being eroded and new hybrids are evolving. Visual artists, for instance, are venturing into the field of architecture, or working on an architectural scale, while architects are collaborating with visual artists or musicians on their projects. The wall between art and science is also breaking down. This process of cross-fertilisation will challenge the restrictive compartmentalisation of culture, and will nourish new approaches and visions.
The future of art is up for grabs – there is everything to play for
FUTURE OF ART JOSH BEAR – PART TWO