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By David Joselit

Paintings as we all know it really is dramatically altering, yet well known and significant responses lag in the back of. during this trenchant illustrated essay, David Joselit describes how artwork and structure are being reworked within the age of Google. below the twin pressures of electronic know-how, which permits photographs to be reformatted and disseminated without difficulty, and the exponential acceleration of cultural alternate enabled via globalization, artists and designers are emphasizing networks as by no means ahead of. one of the most fascinating modern paintings in either fields is now in accordance with visualizing styles of dissemination after gadgets and constructions are produced, and when they input into, or even determine, varied networks. Behaving like human se's, artists and designers type, catch, and reformat current content material. artworks crystallize out of populations of pictures, and constructions emerge out of the dynamics of the circulate styles they are going to house.

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26 The question of Parametricism’s “hegemony” has been a subject of lively debate among architects, who disagree over whether its design language—­which is based on the scripting of variable systems through digital algorithms—­may be considered a style whose signature aspects would be an undulating topographical 24 after art field composed of modular geometric elements, or whether the digital modeling capacities that Parametricism relies on should remain tools for designing a more materially based and responsive form of architecture.

His works, which often take twentieth-­ century Chinese political icons as their motifs, have the perfect formula for success in a global art world: they carry a quantum of native “Chinese­ness,” but their mobilization of familiar Western art styles makes it possible for them to communicate this unfamiliar and even “exotic” content to a broad range of audiences with little knowledge of China. This after art is what the contemporary global artwork must be: an emissary, whose power arises out of cultural translation rather than avant-­garde innovation, a form of inter­ national currency that can cross borders effortlessly.

In the art world: Since the 1960s, artists have pursued strategies of image saturation appropriate to populations of images rather than inventing single works. Andy Warhol was the pioneer: he overproduced paintings in his “Factory” using photo silkscreen printing processes; he mastered media circuits previously external to the art world such as film, music, advertising, and performance; and he carefully cultivated his own personal celebrity. 21 The emergent image is a dynamic form that arises out of circulation.

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