Smith Paragraph

Reading Smith’s article really forced me to address my own ideas on what Contemporary art is and what defines a movement?  Smith points out the issue of time, audience, collective thought and continuity between the pieces and artists.  It seems that without eyes and ears in the future there is no way to define Contemporary art.  It encompasses so many mediums and styles that creating a uniform definition would be near to impossible.  Smith points out that Contemporary art struggles with pleasing all of the audiences who have their eyes on the work.  There are the students, the curators, the critics and even political figures who all want to see the art that floats towards their agenda.

Continue reading