People don't really talk about postmodernism any more. Should we look for a word to replace it? Well, Altermodern is a term the influential French theorist and curator Nicolas Bourriaud launched on the art world with his iteration of the Tate Triennial. It attempts to give shape to a generation of artists coming of age after postmodernism, in the first decade of a century defined by the juggernaut of globalised commerce, rolling out standards and squashing diversity. These are works with past lives and a future of inevitable change.
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People don't really talk about postmodernism any more. Should we look for a word to replace it? Well, Altermodern is a term the influential French theorist and curator Nicolas Bourriaud launched on the art world with his iteration of the Tate Triennial. It attempts to give shape to a generation of artists coming of age after postmodernism, in the first decade of a century defined by the juggernaut of globalised commerce, rolling out standards and squashing diversity.
These are works with past lives and a future of inevitable change. Altermodern then describes a way of making where journeys dominate, not just in space but also in time. He also cites the archipelago as a key notion, a cluster of interrelated forms. Unlike historical modernism, which saw time as a straight line upon which it was the newest, highest point, to be altermodern is to conceive of time as multiple and mixed.
Rather than drawing inspiration from a local scene, as he puts it "the artist turns cultural nomad. As Bourriaud writes, "the line is more important than the points along its length. Well, you can read the full altermodern manifesto here , and for a richer understanding of the kind of art being made in our late, great age, get a copy of The 21st Century Art Book. The Phaidon guide to art speak - Super-Hybridity Decoding the language of art criticism - one knotty phrase at a time.
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Altermodern: A Conversation with Nicolas Bourriaud
This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Contact wiredlabs wired. It proposes that the era of globalisation and creolisation compel us to new types of representation that can exist beyond the relativist scope of post-modermism. Travel, cultural exchanges and examination of history are not merely fashionable themes, but markers of a profound evolution in our vision of the world and our way of inhabiting it. More generally, our globalised perception calls for new types of representation: our daily lives are played out against a more enormous backdrop than ever before, and depend now on trans-national entities, short or long-distance journeys in a chaotic and teeming universe. Many signs suggest that the historical period defined by postmodernism is coming to an end: multiculturalism and the discourse of identity is being overtaken by a planetary movement of creolisation; cultural relativism and deconstruction, substituted for modernist universalism, give us no weapons against the twofold threat of uniformity and mass culture and traditionalist, far-right, withdrawal. The times seem propitious for the recomposition of a modernity in the present, reconfigured according to the specific context within which we live — crucially in the age of globalisation — understood in its economic, political and cultural aspects: an altermodernity.
Art Term. Altermodern is a term coined by curator Nicolas Bourriaud in , to describe art made as a reaction against standardisation and commercialism, in the context of globalisation. The term was coined by Nicolas Bourriaud on on the occasion of the Tate Triennial in Altermodern is against cultural standardisation and massification, but also opposed to nationalisms and cultural relativism. Cultural translation, mental nomadism and format crossing are the main principles of altermodern art. Viewing time as a multiplicity rather than as a linear progress, the altermodern artist navigates history as well as all the planetary time zones producing links between signs faraway from each other. Formally speaking, it favours processes and dynamic forms to one-dimensional single objects and trajectories to static masses.
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By Bartholomew Ryan. NB: First, it is an attempt to reexamine our present, by replacing one periodizing tool with another. The core of this new modernity is, according to me, the experience of wandering — in time, space and mediums. But the definition is far from being complete. This terminology could be said to describe only a new cosmopolitanism that is accessible to relatively few.
Altermodern , a portmanteau word defined by Nicolas Bourriaud , is an attempt at contextualizing art made in today's global context as a reaction against standardisation and commercialism. It is also the title of the Tate Britain 's fourth Triennial exhibition curated by Bourriaud. Artists are looking for a new modernity that would be based on translation: What matters today is to translate the cultural values of cultural groups and to connect them to the world network. Altermodern can essentially be read as an artist working in a hypermodern world or with supermodern ideas or themes. Each Prologue includes lectures, performances, film and a manifesto text and attempts to define what the curator sees as the four main facets of Altermodern  . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not to be confused with Altermodernity.