Is today's art just reproduction or reappropriation? In other words, can we say every thing has become art? Put your pen on a pedestal and it is now art, or take a photo of it with a vintage plugin effect, or just make a super realistic drawing and it is art.
It happened because the world has become aesthetic, our home, our tools, our clothes and even our appearance. Everything has become a object of appreciation. Post-modern art doesn't seems to anticipate as it used to be on past movements. It has become about resuscitation of its own form by appropriating or reproducing others contemporary or past works.
Of course I am being superficial when talking about it. I am not the philosophers who have came to such conclusion but as photographer deeply interested on art I think it is a subject interesting to think about.
So as they say, there is no more illusion but just reality or super reality reproduced on past forms. If everything is art, art is annulling it self. In other worlds, it means there is no more art because in order to something exist it has to have another thing opposing to it, the other side which is not it and determine its limits. If everything is aesthetic there is nothing that can not be recognised as art when presented as artistic. If art has annulling itself it means art has become null and insignificant on the artistic point of view.
It is right if you argue that art from every period have being spired on past works. But today it means more than just inspiration. It means reproduction on a monetary point of view. Its only value become the market.
It is anguishing thinking about such speeches and writings. What comes next? Is this the final destination for the art world? The only way to go is back home? Or we ar just stocked while we don't find a path, which is somewhere to be discovered, that will allow us to keep going, just as happened on the past?
Whatever the answer is, I think it is all about society on which art represents. It is all about society influences, vision, tradition and anxieties. This is what we should keep our eyes I believe.