The Brexit vote sent shockwaves everywhere last week, how will it effect the art world? Better question which art world? There isnt just one.
In the short term it puts Great Britain in question as the cultural center of Europe for sure... will Scotland leave? Will there be another vote? More likely will there be a chance for a counter offer from the EU to trigger another vote? Certainly the world uncertainty has a clearer face after the vote.
Here is what Artnet had to say about the Brexit
. Many artists like Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor and Wolfgang Tillmans campaigned for the IN vote
. The arts always suffer from reactionary sentiments. I suspect Great Britain will renegotiate but till then expect young contemporary art to be seen as riskier than it was and older history book art will become even more of a hedge against uncertainty
. Short term, it certainly isn't good for living artists and such things tend to embolden reactionaries... not a good thing for anyone who isn't interested in consolidating power. In the USA everyone is anxious about how this bodes outside the UK.
Look for more artwork that explores uncertainty and those that try to explore the roots of reactionary impulses.
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