My latest piece at The L Magazine discusses the importance of Eyebeam’s reblog. The teaser below.
I could name any one of twenty recent artistic developments as this decade’s “most important” and make a convincing argument for it. This isn’t any special skill on my part. The art world is large enough that quite a few significant changes have occurred over the last ten years; even if it weren’t, this would be the hardest decade to sum up by reference to one art movement. Pluralism aside, so far, the creative high points of the millennium belong to television serials and internet communities.
But while fine art’s contributions this decade may not come in the most traditional forms, the critical and ubiquitous practice of web curating, at least by name, derives from the long tradition of art curation. Of course, the selecting, sharing and caring of material on the web would likely occur whether or not it was attributed art’s professional authority, but the pivotal role arts intuitions played in the development of such practices over the last year has been greatly under-recognized.
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