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Running head/review of chapter 13


Permanent transition

Running head/review of chapter 13


When referring to permanent transition, then it might be referred in a different point of
view, but when in relation to art, then it has a special meaning. It is true Art everywhere today is
contemporary in every sense: contemporary in and of itself—in spirit, in the media it deploys,
and in its direct engagement of its highly participatory viewers. It is contemporary with other
kinds of contemporary art elsewhere, about which artists and audiences know much more, and
know it more quickly, than ever before. It is contemporary with the art of the past, which is now
present to us—via exhibitions, scholarly research, and virtual re-creations that bring its contexts
to vivid life—in all of its original contemporaneity. It is also full of imagined intimations of art's
future: one in which these contemporary characteristics seem set to expand throughout the
cultures of most countries, and to become increasingly part of the everyday lives of more and
more of us. In the deepest sense, art today is the product of a distinctively contemporary mix of
cultural, technological, social, and geopolitical forces. By absorbing imaginable futures, and by
contemporizing various competing visions of the past, this mix of forces has "thickened" the
present, and created a state of permanent transition, of perpetual contemporaneity. When art,
technology, and media are combined together, then they bring out a certain meaning of a certain
ethnic group history.
After a review of the chapter and deeply considering the arts used in the chapter to
educate and symbolize something, then I can conclude that art is a major aspect in permanent
transition whereby it contributes to a state or a process of changing from one state to another.
Let's take a review on an art that has caused a change from how things were normally been done
ancient times and how they are done in the current world. In ancient times, people mostly relied
on individual aspects and doing things, they preferred on doing them alone but what hs art done
to change this? From Francis Alys When Faith Moves Mountains, 2002, In collaboration with

Running head/review of chapter 13


Cuauhtemoc Medina and Rafael Ortega, Photographic documentation of an event,
Lima.Collection of Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp. This is an art that can seem to
have no meaning to someone who doesn’t take it deeply, but if you take deeply and relate it to
the current t...

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