Saddening State-of-the-World Art
Without a doubt, the attacks of that day altered the face of the world, human interaction and global relationships. It was a turning point for the world, and much art from the past decade is a reflection of this. As the curator explains, "Creating imagery, which at times expressed a rebellious spirit and freedom, also responds to their experience of these ten tumultuous years. The Post 9-11 artists’ work runs the gamut: defiant, irreverent and destructive; sublime, utopian, and filled with emotion."
Each of the artists featured in the exhibit is native to New York; they are not just fellow artists, but great friends whose shared experiences have inspired a decade's worth of brilliantly emotional work.
Implications - Over the past decade, the events of September 11th have had a variety of effects on consumerism. While initially, the communal sense of fear and terror negatively impacted many industries like shopping and tourism, the state of the world also united the Western world in patriotism which changed the face of the international global trading, buying and selling market.