modernity; art; artist; democratization of art
Studia Artystyczne, 2014, nr 2, s. 34-35
Reflecting on the place of art in modernity, the author seeks for
answers to the following questions: Who is modern artist? What
is the place of art in modernity? What are its characteristics?
The author highlights the need for moving the borders in art,
as ideas of democratization of art seem far too narrow and
constrained as regards it independent status. Most often modern
artists turns to be critics, art historians, custodians of art,
sociologists of art, and artists to a lesser extent. Contemporary artists are constrained by many market barriers as well as tasks
that they are supposed to accomplish. The author puts the
emphasis to artistic freedom and democratization of art.