Artists’ Almanac

01/15/2014 4:00 AM |


Photo via makerbot.com


Overall Trendwatch
What can we expect to see a lot of from artists this year? So. Much. More 3D-printer art. Makerbot just announced a new line of consumer grade “replicators” so more artists can print better stuff. And in October, the Museum of Art and Design launched a 3D-printer-centric exhibition dubbed Materialising the Postdigital that runs until June. That show is certain to influence artists working in the medium.

Other than that, if the news has any influence on artists, we can expect to see more Buzzfeed-inspired art, depictions of the royal baby, and a bunch of thank-you letters to Democrats expressing gratitude for Obamacare. Rob Ford will have a decreased presence in the news and therefore art because, duh. He has very little power anymore. And George Zimmerman, well, let’s just forget he ever made a painting.  


Dogwatch
The most important of all art trends: dogs. They’re on the rise because artists intuitively and logically understand that they are the best pet. Screw all those pictures of birds!

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