Nicolas Bourriaud, ‘Altermodern Manifesto’, online at Tate website: http://www. ‘Global Modernities’. Altermodern [Nicolas Bourriaud] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Few books can boast of introducing an entirely new word to the English. BR: What is the ‘Altermodern?’ NB: First, it is an attempt to reexamine our present, by replacing one periodizing tool with another. After 30 years.
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The format of the exhibition and the events leading up to the opening, necessarily instigate altermoodern and breed an atmosphere of excitement around the triennial.
This article needs additional citations for verification. Bourriaud is, to a critic such as Buck, the curator as vanguard and pioneer.
That was more or less my mission here. Retrieved from ” https: The term Altermodern delimitates the zone of discussion, I would say.
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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: It is also the title of the Tate Britain ‘s fourth Triennial exhibition curated by Bourriaud.
If twentieth-century modernism was above all a western cultural phenomenon, altermodernity arises out of planetary negotiations, discussions between agents from different cultures.
The exhibition manages to maintain a focus on London in parallel to this global focus: It was conceived as a big debate. The Triennial is intrinsic to the development of these intellectual thoughts and theories and he utilises it as a conduit with which to explore these themes.
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Tweet Share Reblog Pin. Bourriaud views the prologues as a way of exposing and documenting the intellectual process of an exhibition and involving the artists, critics, and academics, not only as witnesses but contributors to the Triennial.
This page was last edited on 13 Octoberat Many signs suggest that the historical period defined by postmodernism is coming to an end: The fourth instalment of the Tate Triennial promises to evoke debate. The End of Postmodernism.
Not to be confused with Altermodernity. What matters today is to translate the altermofern values of cultural groups and to connect them to the world network.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. A new modernity is emerging, reconfigured to an age of globalisation — altemodern in its economic, political and cultural aspects: Altermodern can essentially be read as an artist working in a hypermodern world or with supermodern ideas or themes. Multiculturalism and identity is being overtaken by creolisation: Flight-lines, translation programmes and chains of heterogeneous elements articulate each other.
Nicolas Bourriaud, art critic, curator of the Triennial, and founding director of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, is leaving the safety net of post-modernism and embracing the possibilities that exist outside the traditional art-historical framework.
There is a pervasive fear of the shifting dynamic of society and global culture; of the unfamiliar allegiances and relationships that are being created that negate the idea of a sole, identifiable origin. The different states and the bourroaud elements that constitute it, in a way. Views Read Edit View history. Webarchive template wayback links Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references Wikipedia articles needing clarification from February The four prologues, the fourth and final of which occurred 17 th Januaryhas extended the course of the exhibition to that of a year and opened up an unmitigated temporal window for discussion.
More generally, our globalised perception calls for new types of representation: Simon Oldfield is the director of Simon Oldfield Gallery. It would be difficult to deny that dealing with a major institution and an exhibition on this scale would be painless or straightforward.
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Undoubtedly, as with any major exhibition at a key institution, this is to be assumed and expected. Altermodern art is thus read as a hypertext; artists translate and transcode information from one format to another, and wander in geography as well as in history. Each Prologue includes lectures, performances, film and a manifesto text and attempts to define what the curator sees as the four altermoeern facets of Altermodern  .