2020 is a milestone for the art world but in what way?

The Covid-19 marked the year; its human, economic and social consequences will continue to fall until vaccines allow recovery to be considered. But how has the pandemic changed our behavior, our vision of the world? We note that changes are underway without subscribing to the optimism announcing the inevitable emergence of an inevitably more responsible “next world”. For our discovery of art the pandemic has amplified our use of digital technology to consult the sites of museums, art centers, and galleries. In a matter of months, technology and editorialization made their access more attractive. So much so that the amateur, even if he believes himself convinced that the physical encounter with the work is irreplaceable, has now become accustomed to first obtaining largely virtual information to select his travel program. The discovery is made on the Web; the confirmation will eventually come on the spot. The Covid-19 has strengthened the good health of digital companies and that of GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple), but 2020 may also have started a turning point. Critics of their monopoly power, their nuisance, their ability to convey fake news, to stir up violence have increased. The European Commission has just presented two regulations in an attempt to regulate them. In the United States, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) joined by 48 states has filed a complaint against Facebook to separate from its subsidiaries, Instagram and WhatsApp. The FTC recalls that American justice has already dismantled trusts, such as American Telephone & Telegraph. However, decades of proceedings had been necessary. Le Journal des Arts , Emmanuel Fessy How pandemics change the art world Video

2020 is a milestone for the art world but in what way?

The Covid-19 marked the year; its human, economic and social consequences will continue to fall until vaccines allow recovery to be...