According to the Merriam-Webster globalization is defined as “the act or process of globalizing: the state of being globalized; especially : the development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by free trade, free flow of capital, and the tapping of cheaper foreign labor markets. For this benchmark, I have chosen to investigate the globalizing of art because the advances in technology and its effect on art is quite gripping. The issue of how art has been affected by globalization has proliferated in academic study in recent years because of the major advances in communications, for the most part the internet. While these advancements have brought a new level of creativity and exploration for artists, the question has been raised whether this boom is also double-edged. As the world becomes better connected and more familiar, artists and critics have become aware of the possibility that art across the globe is becoming more familiar and homogeneous, lacking in a specific local context. This phenomenon is partly driven by the biennial and the pursuit of esteem, recognition and wealth (both on the part of the artist and the art market) but also the sheer diasporic nature of the world today- fueled by globalization. To begin, one must examine how the world, through an artistic perspective, came to be. While international trade, and therefore international contact and influence, existed as long as history can remember. I visualize my final project thoroughly describing the birth of the many styles of art. I will most likely use blogspot to show the then and now of art.
Technology has been rapidly growing. Do you recall those days of going to Walgreens to develop film? Today, all it takes is to capture the moment with Instagram, and tag our friends and loved ones or upload a picture directly to Facebook. All it takes is a good 30 seconds. Here are some links to places where art is being shared today:
The way in which art is discovered has changed tremendously. If it weren't for the creative founders of art styles, artists today wouldn't know what perfect pencil shape would result in the best realism affect. From sculptures, to paintings, to drawings, to pyramids, to buildings. Art is and always will be a way of expression.