Visual Arts, Music, Literature, Dance & Theatre
What power drives art to change? What causes new forms of expression and new styles? How does the new come into the world?
On this website, American and German theoreticians show how the arts continue to develop in sudden leaps and bounds from the tension between popular and elite tendencies. Here historical events, technological inventions and economic changes all play an important role. We invite you to explore playfully the developmental history of the arts in an extremely compressed form by way of examples and with the help of graphics, pictures and short texts. Discussion and criticism are very welcome.