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Who has killed the art?

And if art is no longer a mediator with the beyond, with the transcendent, if it also has lost its ability to transform and is no longer a land of freedom, what remains?

Claret Serrahima / Oscar Guayabero (Today, 29 July 2009)

The art is dead, time was time. We are not experts, but certainly we see that if art is not dead, dying. The question is: who is dead? Suicide? Natural death? Murdered? We believe that a crime has been, but we have very clear whether voluntary. The culprit is the same for over a century killed God tandem science and technology. Maybe we could talk over a virus that of a violent death. Science has inoculated the virus of reality, the pursuit of truth, always look for the logic of things. There are still many questions to answer, but the scientific method is removed from the collective imagination of obscurantism, superstitions and beliefs that all of a sudden answering unexplainable phenomena with the naked eye. These phenomena are attributed to God and explained that art.

However, blind faith in science is as dangerous as religious fundamentalism. Well, after God died in some areas replaced the art. The museum took over the cathedrals and art prior to the service of the Church began the service of the directors of museums. We apropàvem galleries with silence and devotion of a believer. The ability of art as a medium with the transcendent was evident. With the emergence of the avant-garde in the early twentieth century, the artists succeeded the role of gurus able to take us to a better world or at least one new world. Modern art is characterized by its ability to transform. "Art can die, what counts is that germs have spread to land," said Joan Miro made a lot of years.

With postmodernism and the loss of responses, the fall of dogmas, the emergence of cynicism in art invalidates the ability to transform because they do not believe or himself. The Art stops and dies believing in the art. Are again the science and technology to take over and transform the world constantly. Moreover, the emergence of global market devouring Commissioner makes deciding who and what sells, and therefore no where to go to art. There are some who say if you touch social art, art genre or concept art. With such trends, the art is no longer free.

And if art is no longer a mediator with the beyond, with the transcendent, if it also has lost its ability to transform and is no longer a land of freedom, what remains?

The gesture, the stroke, dexterity, skill, taste, wisdom, personal experience, especially experimentation. This is what it is and that is in the best sense, crafts. That means a marina could be art painting in the eighteenth century but is now conceptually crafts. Once the industry has largely usurped the role of crafts in the task of household goods, it has searched for other territories, the research is a plastic. The craft has increased its aesthetic and artistic pretensions and his art has lost. So where is the difference? The ability of artisans to no longer repeat ancestral processes, but without losing that legacy, experiment, put them in a really artistic territory.

Another way is when the art analyzes, dissects and documents the reality. If classical art portrayed reality, apart from propaganda and used to decode the mysteries and myths for avant-garde artists were ignoring reality to make a new one. Now you can decode the artist, not beyond it, but reality itself increasingly complex. Sometimes ironically, often with social criticism, art can be a vehicle, not to find answers to our problems as a society, we have said has lost its ability to transform, but to raise questions. Art can take the path of film, the documentary has found a solution to the depletion of the format. It works well as gathering records of reality. As a notary, the artists take note of what we see but often do not have the guts to.

Science, technology and the market are the new gods have died and art. Both rest in peace. Fill in science museums, but also artisans. Circumvent the market with amateurism, we use art to shake the reality, see what falls. Us of the appropriate technology, as well as crafts and art is applied, do the twenty-first century art technology applied.