Compelling Quotes about the Death of Art

Earlier this week we examined art critic Boris Groys’ new book In the Flow, which “explores art in the age of the thingless medium, the Internet.” Our own Jonathon Sturgeon writes: “Groys again upends the expectations of contemporary art, and, yet again, he does so from the angle of death. Specifically, this go-round, Groys writes that contemporary art is designed to die, whether its makers realize it or not.”

The “art is dead” conversation is one we’ve been having for decades. Art theorist Keti Chukhrov writes: “Art withers away if it doesn’t take interest in what is beyond the limits of art.” We’ve barely scratched the surface, but here are some compelling arguments by philosophers and artists that have helped shape the way we view our evolving aesthetic experience.