What Comes After Contemporary Art?

Logan Arts Center, Performance Penthouse

Materials and situations, atmospheres, and activities that once had been near art, but not art, are now very often art. It is as if today, only if we are unsure who did it, what they did, where they did it, why they did it, and how they managed to do it at all, only then are our minds constructively engaged by an artwork. In fact, perhaps today we are provided with so much information about so many things that only a deficit of facts can bring about a truly arresting art experience. As a result, a cloud of evaluative anxiety often accompanies the art of this decade, an art that might be called post-contemporary.