Jason Farago, Critic at large, New York Times
Against rolling crises in the political, economic, and environmental spheres, and after two years of a pandemic that has not yet come to an end, the art world in 2022 is undergoing transformations that call all our earlier assumptions into question. How will the “global” art world that began to form in the 1990s be reshaped—or be shattered—as we enter a new age of geopolitical rivalry and ecological urgency? What will happen to fairs and biennials in the shadow of Covid and supply chain upheavals? Do criticism and connoisseurship have a future in a new age of likes and shares? And while no one can see the future, what earlier examples can we draw from to prepare for a bewildering new era?