Art Fairs: Are They Eclipsing Art Museums?

December 26, 2014 9:07 PM

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The decade is half over. The century hit puberty. Did anything else happen? Of all the things that occurred over the first half of the decade in the arts, what will be the most impactful at the end of the decade? It is hardest to see from the middle of it all but I will take a stab.

Art moves slowly. Art institutions move glacially. Changes in art take decades to register as significant. When the hype dies down, what is left in its wake is not what we thought would be there when the party started. Changes in the ways institutions commandeer and keep power in the art establishme...

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