Reinventing Reinvention.

It is said that there is nothing new left for artists to create. The modern artists are simply reinventing that which has gone before. There are no new ideas only ways of looking at old concepts in a new way. This has been going on for some time.

With this in mind, has the art world reached the stage where artists are now reinventing reinvention? Forgetting the origin of the original idea and simply building on the last incarnation that emerged into the ‘artistsphere’ (hey if they can have ‘blogosphere’ then I can coin a similar phrase in an article about reinventing reinvention).

At some point in history artists had the opportunity to create something new. Something unique. Something that had never been thought of before. Will any of today’s artists ever know what that experience is like or is reinventing reinvention all that’s left?

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