Are things changing?

A recent article on glasstire got me thinking about the future of things.

 http://glasstire.com/2014/11/24/the-conscious-uncoupling-of-texas-artists-and-galleries/#comment-598147

Now more than ever, I see a fracturing of things in the art world. It's not unique. It's happening elsewhere, too. As the gap between the, "have's" and "have not's" widens, so goes the art world. It's not one big system but multiple tiny systems functioning under one larger vague umbrella. This has always been the case but it's more noticeable now more than ever before. Maybe things have grown more independent of one another? A healthy reaction? Cyclical? Fraying of the system? All of the above?