You say Kitsch, I say representation

Greetings, readers! I have been reflecting on the dynamic changes in the art world, especially as web 3.0 shapes our artistic landscape. One intriguing development is the resurgence of kitsch.

In a time where people crave warmth and a touch of humanity, kitsch is experiencing a renewed appreciation. Yet, an interesting trend has surfaced – some individuals are categorizing AI art, particularly the non-abstract kind, as kitsch.

It is crucial to recognize the growing community of emerging artists globally. Empowered by tools and technology that were once inaccessible, they are crafting their artistic expressions. Unfortunately, their voices often struggle to be heard in the realm of high art. When acknowledgment does come their way, it tends to be seen as an exception because their work diverges from Western aesthetic norms. The label assigned? Kitsch.

Let us examine a longstanding notion: the idea that art must adhere to minimalism or avant-garde styles to be considered outstanding. It is time to acknowledge that eliciting sentiments of comfort and emotion is not a mark of mediocrity; rather, it is a herald of the future and true to the core of why so many of us take up this calling in life. The belief that artists must adhere to avant-garde forms is a perspective that is evolving.

The avant-garde movement, initially championed by those navigating similarly challenging conditions, has evolved. Change is not merely on the horizon; it is already here. Let us embrace this shift and celebrate the diverse voices reshaping the art world today. Kitsch is carving its niche as a noteworthy player, challenging established norms, and it deserves our attention!

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