Art and Everythingism

Today, it could be argued that the most compelling visual art is no longer defined primarily by particular media (painting, sculpture, photography, video), or by particular subjects (portraiture, landscape, still life, devotional image), or by particular strategies of representation (Cubism, Surrealism, Pop Art, Appropriation). Instead, the "art of our time" might best be described as being distinguished by activity that employs everything to evoke everything by means of everything. We will discuss the rise of this "Everythingism" and its implications for the history of art.