Trans(gressive) Materialism

06.04.2013
photo: richkidsofinstagram.tumblr.com
photo: richkidsofinstagram.tumblr.com

There was the Transavantgarde (beyond the avant-garde) and today we are faced with a period that could only be described as Trans(gressive) Materialism, not beyond anything other than focusing too much, in the most negative cents (pardon), on dollars. In an age of TransMaterialism, the art is as much about money as IS money. Its not just the artists and market, it encapsulates everything in between: biennials, fairs, critics, museums and mags. Sooner or later there will be a backlash against the Rich Kids of Instagram mentality in art that we are currently facing. Or maybe not. 

Wiki Definition: "Transavantgarde is the Italian version of Neo-expressionism, an art movement that swept through Italy, and the rest of Western Europe, in the late 1970s and 1980s. The term transavantgarde was coined by the Italian art critic, Achille Bonito Oliva, and literally means beyond the avant-garde. This art movement rejected conceptual art, reintroducing emotion―especially joy―back into drawing, painting and sculpture. The artists revived figurative art and symbolism. The principal transavantgarde artists were Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi, Nicola de Maria and Mimmo Paladino."

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