At 11:35 AM 9/24/99 -0400, Robin wrote:
>Rapid changes in art also suggest to me that people are signaling
>the quality of their social information, showing that they find out
>before others what's going to be "hot." And different communities have
>different ideas of "hot," suggesting that people are also trying to
>signal allegiance to various groups. But what exactly determines the
>group that one feels allied to, I have little idea. It all seems
>very complex, and so very interesting.
There is this element, to be sure. I don't think that artists are swayed by what's "hot' but more by what advances and changes are occurring throughout culture. Keeping in mind that artists are trained to inquire into the social mechanism of culture and translate the information into varied artistic modes. There is also an element of personal choice, interest and observation which draws on an artist's creativity and introspection.
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