New Media and the Masters

The art world has finally come to grip with the confluence of digital. Artists once considered ground breaking are mainstream and their use of the computer – more than accepted. In fact, film and video is permeating the contemporary shows consistently. There is a distinction between doing something for art’s sake (like barking dogs being silenced or calmed by a lone tap dancer) or combining concept with motion (shooting an ascent up an adult jungle gym with a digital camera). It is experiential and enabling the “audience”/collector to interact. Is this of value to the fine arts or simply for the museum/public spectacle?

Author: Mason Hayutin

Founder, Editor and contributing writer, Mr. Mason Hayutin is recognized for his depth of experience and knowledge in technology, energy economics, real estate and the arts (fine and visual). Having worked with recognized world-class artists and their estates since 1997, Mason brings a wealth of practical experiences from installations, marketing, and private sales. An active business advocate, he successfully released the fine art documentary film LUBIE LOVE in 2009 ahead of the global auto crisis - in addition to maintaining his tenure at GALLERY M INC. Hayutin holds a degree in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis. He is the founder of MASONmodern, a boutique real estate firm based in Denver, CO. You can read his insight here at The Art Quarterly as well as in regional and national publications.

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