Thanks for sharing your interesting point of view.
I will add that the art crisis at its core is a crisis of language. Art itself forecast this conundrum with the genius work of Duchamp, and then Dada, Pop-art, and so on.
Furthermore, language is strictly related to the humanistic crisis, as our cultures shifted towards technic.
Nowadays, the lack of knowledge of the history of art by who is supposed to create it is affecting its very creation in a detrimental way. No field is safe. Take photography, for instance. Many believe that a photographer is like a painter, that manipulating a photograph in post is no different from creating a painting, obliges to the same rules, and that it’s always been like this after all. The irony lies in the ignorance these people exhibit as, by praising their modern, free artistic spirit that reflects in their post-process endeavors, they’re tied to an old, romantic idea of art, as if the only paradigm was painting, completely ignoring what happened after the 19th century.
Our language suffered great loss. I say cow, one thinks milk, I say tree, one thinks wood, and so on. So, when someone starts using the word art to designate something that has little or nothing to do with art, and this happens in the context of a culture that constantly redefines the meaning of words, you can see where the problem lies.
When I moved to the US, I was surprised to hear producers referring to myself, and my colleagues, as “artist”: 3d artist, AE artist, and so on. Things kept moving in that direction and what once was a 3d render, is now a piece of art, what was an illustration, art.
The excuse that most rely on when they talk about art is “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, while creating such a turmoil all at once about two broad concepts, art and beauty, two concepts that deserve a deep analysis.
So, when I see NFT art, or AI art, I can only smile, though to be honest I just feel depressed as I can’t help but think where our culture is headed.
About the philosophical issue you raised, for whoever who might be interested, I think it would suffice to read a couple of books by J. Baudrillard, and Marshall McLuhan: those readings alone can shed so much light on what’s going on, and the task should be less demanding than reading philosophy.