Global Complecity Art system
by Nicola Hoffmann: architect, visual artist, essayist.
The creativity that creats the future
The Global Vision
The leading historical context is that of industrial and financial globalization, along with the unfolding of the global network of transportation and medias, melting in a set that drives dense interactions between local and global events, while communication implodes towards real-time as in the "global village" predicted by McLuhan. These circumstances are leading to the image of a world becoming smaller every day. This is also the existential and cultural territory of humanity which moves into the configuration of Global Complexity Art, challenged to look at this magnified panorama of globality to create an adequate picture of contemporary reality. Certainly the global dimension is not only a much larger space than a landscape in traditional painting, actually it is rather a complex set of different worlds generally confused and largely incompatible, which requires multidisciplinary approaches and innovative parameters. As a response to this need, the most suitable methods had been adopted in the concept of Global Vision, regarding local-global interactions, largely disclosed by Alexander King, a scientist of international fame and member of the celebrated "Club of Rome", generally known for the first publication based on the Global Vision. In fact this international "club" of scientists and creative intellectuals made clamour in the early 70s with the famous report "The end of growth", containing alarming evidence about the rapid decreasing of environmental tolerances and non-renewable energy resources, a process scientifically called "entropy", which was possible to verify for the first time only trough a multi-disciplinary investigation on global scale. The logical conclusion of this report was formulated in the request to start a "global shift", principally addressed to all governments around the world, but also to normal people of good will, all put in charge of changing the current patterns of economic and productive development, not less than leading socio-cultural models and individual behaviours, previously thought indisputable but since than declared of having no future. Decades have passed since then, we entered the third millennium, with a growing public awareness frustrated by delays of the required global changes, made even harder trough the accelerated industrialization of previously underdeveloped countries like China, India, Brazil, necessarily enforcing an anachronistic development which the whole world pays with increasing eco-climatic crises and catastrophic environmental tragedies involving any continent of our planet.
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