Laurie Anderson Says Museums Losing Cachet to Web


NEW YORK (REUTERS).- Laurie Anderson sees a new online trend in the art world that has galleries and museums in a tailspin: the power of the Web to distribute art. The performance artist and voice of America’s cultural fringe says websites such as YouTube are now recognized as a means to put art in front of mass audiences, challenging traditional routes such as physical museums, art galleries and theaters. “If you want to make a movie or work of art, you don’t need to get past that curator…you just make it, put it up and there it is, in the world, just as if it were hanging on the wall at MoMA,” she told Reuters, referencing New York City’s Museum of Modern Art. Anderson, whose new show “Delusion” opened in New York City last week, recently