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The phenomena of trend of the contemporary art and the Crisis of the plurality

Sang-Yong Sim 1

1동덕여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

Today, as ·to the flow of the art, the unique nature of one individual and the value of diversity - or pluralism - made with that are faced with the crisis. Because the creative individuality of the private legacy of the subject and its the expression level have became to be seriously intensified for shrinkage deepening by the collective code phenomena called as 'Trend'. Therefore the purpose of this paper is to examine closely how the 'Trend' could be the main phenomena in the flow of the contemporary art, how it could infringe the base of the individuality of the subject and demolish the foundation of the art. A trend is revealed as visible phenomena through the accumulation of motivations, which are more inclining toward the desire for joining in the reaction and action of the peer population instead of walking the route of a self in each art subjects. The result of that causing makes to miss own route by feeling the crisis of an identity when being out of the collective category in which a self belongs. Furthermore, it brings forth more big result of repressing one era of potential aesthetic achievement and a balance as it makes creative working subjects to imitate each other in the various levels and has given as an index. In the lower side of this trend phenomena, the complex factors have been including the dramatic uncertainty of the era, which has been undergo the sudden simultaneous dismantlement of the aesthetic norm and belief and the psychological disturbance for an isolation and estrangement, and etc. Though a fashion is the phenomenon that has existing any era or society, its action is naked, authoritarian, radical and accelerated era in the present age comparing to the past times. Among them, in the area of the contemporary art, recently phenomena occurring for about 10 years are the fact to have been having the really dramatic mode. Furthermore, the trend of the modern art field has been changing the aspect of authoritarianism and suppression in the process of aesthetically being justified and formulated. It is the reason why the phenomena of trend cannot be dealt with the light status for the inevitable social phenomena of the mass-culture era. With the awareness of the issues, this paper has been intended to focus on the style which more outstandingly shows up in the trend of the rapid globalization, a trend of formality, and the phenomena caused in the special condition of Korea. It tried to make clear in the forming process of a trend, the being powerful and ripple effect, and the harmfulness which has affected directly or indirectly the ontological base of art as the unique nature of each subject and its pluralism.

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