Why does the abundance of technology can make anyone an artist?
The abundance of technology can make anyone an artist. The innovative development of photomontage and photography in DADA paved the way for future artists such as Robert Rauschenberg and Max Ernst. Comedians, politicians and activists are using art as a means to share their opinion on difficult worldwide issues. Controversial artwork generates a louder response and often lingers in the mind of those offended by it. The DADA movement shaped the way artists and the public interact with difficult times by using humour and irony. If people did not enjoy the artwork? Good, DADA liked that. It generated more discussion, more controversy. In the 21st century, it takes increasing amounts of effort to shock us. Perhaps we have become desensitised due to violent images so easily accessible on the latest iPhone, but art allows us to talk about our problems, whether it’s during the outbreak of war, or if we have a bumbling slug for a president, two inches from the nuke button.