Is it time for ‘The future of contemporary art’?

Written by Julie Taraska, CNN What will the future of art look like? Along with the craze for mobile art, the trend for ‘evolving artistic practice’ and wave after wave of museum exhibitions intended…

Is it time for 'The future of contemporary art'?

Written by Julie Taraska, CNN

What will the future of art look like?

Along with the craze for mobile art, the trend for ‘evolving artistic practice’ and wave after wave of museum exhibitions intended to engage both art lovers and art theorists in theoretical discussions surrounding art, architecture and popular culture.

A collaborative video series, #InterestingMO: The Future of Contemporary Art , explores the dawn of the immersive virtual and augmented reality art.

The video, created by graphic designer D/Line, explores how art could change in the future. D/Line’s studio artistic director, Jules Borkenhagen, contemplates the art form with artist Manjari Javlal. In this video, they both explore how the art world is changing because of technology and explores the degree to which art and technology converge.

“I don’t know that the end game is a true synergy of art and technology,” Javlal says in the video.

“I think that it’s not about merging tech and art. The point of technology is to support artists and that does not change necessarily the nature of art,” she says.

It’s easy to see how art and technology are converging, Borkenhagen says in the video.

Artists want to “engage the technology as if they are not limiting themselves to their particular space and their specific medium.”

In just the last few years, we’ve seen a huge increase in technology’s democratization, says Borkenhagen.

The emergence of cheap consumer cameras and the democratization of the online video game economy have created more accessible means for artists to produce art.

“The video game economy really helps filmmakers produce movies on a pretty low budget with every single person having a chance to contribute to that.”

Technology has also helped artists bypass the artists’ gatekeepers.

“There’s a democratization of art into being more accessible to a really large group of people.”

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