Predictions for the New Year

by Paddy Johnson and Matthew Leifheit on January 15, 2014 · 1 comment The L Magazine

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What’s the new year without a few predictions? I got mine in at The L Magazine and there’s plenty to talk about. Will the Armory Show be relevant this year? Who are we going to talk about at the Whitney Biennial, and of course, what animal will have dominance amongst art makers this year? My story at the L covers all that, plus the overall trend watch, which I’ve excerpted below!

Overall Trendwatch
What can we expect to see a lot of from artists this year? So. Much. More 3D-printer art. Makerbot just announced a new line of consumer grade “replicators” so more artists can print better stuff. And in October, the Museum of Art and Design launched a 3D-printer-centric exhibition dubbed Materialising the Postdigital that runs until June. That show is certain to influence artists working in the medium.

Other than that, if the news has any influence on artists, we can expect to see more Buzzfeed-inspired art, depictions of the royal baby, and a bunch of thank-you letters to Democrats expressing gratitude for Obamacare. Rob Ford will have a decreased presence in the news and therefore art because, duh. He has very little power anymore. And George Zimmerman, well, let’s just forget he ever made a painting.

To read the full piece click here.

  • friendship person

    whatever happened to that polar bear prediction for 2013 lol

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