The digital evolution of art: current trends in the context of the formation and development of metamodernism

Keywords: metamodernism, Ukrainian art, computerization, digital technologies, oscillation.


The involvement of gadgets and digital technologies is becoming an increasingly integral part of everyone's personal life and work life. Art has also adapted to the rapid digital evolution and computerization in all creative fields. This trajectory of development provokes a new form and philosophy of artistic development, which is called metamodern. This article examines the theoretical foundations of metamodernism and defines the main provisions of this cultural phenomenon through the prism of the development of digital technologies and the latest means of artistic direction. The main purpose of this research work is the study and in-depth analysis of the formation and development of metamodernist intentions in the modern cultural environment and the definition of the conceptual content of metamodern art. Also, the author of the article determined the purpose of distinguishing metamodernism because of the differences in its essential characteristics from the characteristics of modernism and postmodernism. The methodological approach of the research is the search and theoretical analysis of Ukrainian and foreign sources aimed at studying the phenomenon of metamodernism in view of the digital evolution of art. The author of this article used the method of analysis, cultural-historical, descriptive, comparative and theoretical-literary methods of research. As a result of scientific research, the formation and development of digital art and metamodern art were analyzed. The author also tried to identify the nearest trends in the development of the philosophy of metamodernism in the Ukrainian artistic field.


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Author Biographies

Mariia Kovalova, Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts, Ukraine.

Candidate of Art History, Associate Professor at the Department of Painting   Faculty of Fine Arts, Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts, Ukraine.

Zoya Alforova, Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Fine Arts, Ukraine.

Doctor of Arts, Professor , Head of the Department of Methodologies of Cross-Cultural Practices Faculty of Audiovisual Arts, Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Fine Arts, Ukraine.

Lyudmyla Sokolyuk, Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Fine Arts, Ukraine.

Doctor of Art History, Professor of the Department of Theory and History of Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Fine Arts, Ukraine.

Oleksandr Chursin, Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Fine Arts, Ukraine.

Candidate of Study of Art Senior teacher of Department of Painting Faculty of Fine Art, Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Fine Arts, Ukraine.

Liudmyla Obukh, Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University, Ukraine.

Ph.D (Theory and history art), Аssociatе Professor Head of Department of Artistic Education Educational and Research Institute of Pedagogics, Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University, Ukraine.


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How to Cite
Kovalova, M., Alforova, Z., Sokolyuk, L., Chursin, O., & Obukh, L. (2022). The digital evolution of art: current trends in the context of the formation and development of metamodernism. Amazonia Investiga, 11(56), 114-123.
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