Altermodern [Nicolas Bourriaud] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Few books can boast of introducing an entirely new word to the English. ALTERMODERN Nicolas BOURRIAUDA COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION, when based around a theoretical hypothesis, needs to establish a balance between the . 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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Lu rated it liked it Feb 08, No trivia or quizzes yet. 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

It was conceived as a big debate.

There is no distinct clarity between the distinction of Modernism and Post Modernism nor of Post Modernism and Post Modernity, as the latter, post or not modernity, is dealing with technology, politics, society as such and Modernism or Post Modernism is the context it is seen in. This article needs additional citations for verification.

This can be problematic and delimitating, especially when the majority of exhibiting artists are not necessarily born in, or relate to, the traditions and cultures of their birth. Luke rated it really liked it Apr 27, A mute point of semantic you might think, but I would disagree as the book switches from one point of view to the other to create an argument a trick Plato uses that actually holds no water.

Therefore the altermodern, almost in a Sartrean sense, gives us the ability to create our own identity instead of having one thrust upon aaltermodern based on the social and cultural norms of the region where we reside. That was more or less my mission here. Jenny Swindells added it Aug altermoxern, Kate marked it as to-read Jun 11, 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.


Altermodern can essentially be read as an artist working in a hypermodern world or with supermodern ideas or themes. The prologues conquer, in a way that Bourriaud himself could not alone, the intellectual territory left open to criticism by the introduction of the Altermodern as the basis and framework of the exhibition.

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. To ask other readers questions about Altermodernplease sign up. Simon Soon rated it liked it Jun 09, Steven Felicelli rated it really liked it Jul 03, Hachi Spiracle added it Oct 24, Flight-lines, translation programmes and chains of heterogeneous elements articulate each other. Relational Aesthetics in particular has come to be seen as a defining text for a wide variety of art produced by a generation who came to prominence in Europe in the early s.

Altermodern: Tate Triennial

Katy rated it really liked it Aug 02, Ken marked it as to-read Jul 02, Bete Esteves added it Aug 18, Views Read Edit View history. The altermodrn of the exhibition and the events leading up to the opening, necessarily instigate debate and breed an atmosphere of excitement around the triennial.

A new modernity is emerging, reconfigured to an age of globalisation — understood in its economic, political and cultural aspects: We are entering the era of universal subtitling, of generalised altermidern. The exhibition manages to maintain a focus on London in parallel to this global focus: Josh Jalbert rated it it was amazing Jul 30, Lucile added it Jan 18, Return to Book Page. The book does have a lot to say about Capitalism and Modernity, and its bourriayd on the ‘other’, or the rest of the world, other than the West.


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Bourriauf to Read Currently Reading Read. Artists are looking for a new modernity that would be based on translation: We construct our identities through an amalgamation of culture from ancestral roots, culture from our birthplace, and adopted culture obtained through travel or from the media.

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The question is not anymore where are you coming from but where are altermodedn going to? Notify me of new posts by email. All the arguments for the death of Post Modernism are in fact Post Modern arguments, and the only critique that does have a point are those attacking Modernism, which is an easy target.

Not to be confused with Altermodernity. It is also the title of the Tate Britain ‘s fourth Triennial exhibition curated by Bourriaud. It is clear that Bourriaud is of the opinion that identity derived from a single cultural background, rooted in a specific geographical region, is a thing of the past.

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Stripped of a centre, it can only be polyglot. Main menu additional Become a Member Shop. Olga rated it really liked it Sep 26,