The Death of the Artist?

An interesting discussion on the future of art, especially as the institutions that undergird traditional art are less robust. Diversification rather than depth of craft may be the future (replace the 10,000 hours of training with 10,000 contacts). As described here:

But one of the most conspicuous things about today’s young creators is their tendency to construct a multiplicity of artistic identities. You’re a musician and a photographer and a poet; a storyteller and a dancer and a designer—a multiplatform artist, in the term one sometimes sees. Which means that you haven’t got time for your 10,000 hours in any of your chosen media. But technique or expertise is not the point. The point is versatility. Like any good business, you try to diversify.

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