Re: Now you see it.....
Eventually the conceptual/mental shennanigans will get tedious even to those invested in it. Hopefully they will find that actual growth comes from creating art instead of pretending to find the new "new".
But when?...some fads have more staying power than others.
I also don't buy into the art is not the object thesis. The object is what communicates the art to the viewer. The object is what the artist has created out of his or her relationship to time and space, and is infused with all of the focus of their artistic energies at that moment of time. Why would you want to cheapen the value of the object by shunning it as something that is not art?