The third revolution has brought about new art forms. The best known might be Post-internet Art, created by a generation of artists who grew up with the internet and have naturally made digital techniques part of their artistic repertoire. Post-internet Art has been widely successful at many art fairs over the last few years, especially at the Biennale in Venice and in Berlin. However, changes in the art world due to digitalization are more extensive than one might think. This lecture will present a taxonomy of new art forms, while it also compares the latest developments with changes in the art system of the 19th century, an epoch of two differing styles: the art of the Paris Salon and Modern Art.
Is there one distinctive style of the early 21st century? What is its distinctive quality? And what does the aesthetic dimension reveal about society?
Julia Voss is currently a fellow at the Berlin Institute for Advanced Study. She is deputy editor in chief of the arts and culture supplement at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Her dissertation on Darwin’s images was published by S. Fischer Verlag in 2007 and was awarded the Sigmund Freud Prize by the German Academy for Language and Literature in 2009. She is honorary professor at Leuphana University of Lüneburg.