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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Bourriaud avoids this by alterjodern artists from a global and macrocosmic viewpoint; he looks at how they function and interrelate within the world and how this is reflected in their work rather than how their work is a direct reflection of their identity.

The different states and the different elements that constitute it, in a way.

A new modernity is emerging, reconfigured to an age of globalisation — understood in its economic, political and cultural aspects: The End of Postmodernism.

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Not to be confused with Altermodernity. UK born, residents, and passer-bys. The Altermodern, as bourriayd by Bourriaud, assumes the end of post-modernism.

Bourriaud views the prologues as a way of exposing and documenting the intellectual process of an exhibition altermoddern involving the artists, critics, and academics, not only as witnesses but contributors to the Triennial. We are entering the era of universal subtitling, of generalised dubbing.


It is also the title of the Tate Britain ‘s fourth Triennial exhibition curated by Bourriaud.

The exhibition manages to maintain a focus on London in parallel to this global focus: Undoubtedly, as with any major exhibition at a key institution, this is to be assumed and expected.

Main menu additional Become a Member Shop. That was more or less my mission here. Flight-lines, translation programmes and chains of heterogeneous elements articulate each other.


Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Artists are looking for a new modernity that would be based on translation: Stripped of a centre, it can only be polyglot. The times seem propitious sltermodern 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: Altermodern art is thus read altrmodern a hypertext; artists translate and transcode information from one format to another, and wander in geography as well as in history.

If twentieth-century modernism was above all a western cultural phenomenon, altermodernity arises out of planetary negotiations, discussions between agents from different cultures.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. 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. 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.


Tweet Share Reblog Pin. Simon Oldfield is the director of Simon Oldfield Gallery. Artists are responding to a new globalised perception. Curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, he introduces a new art term Altermodernwhich describes how artists are responding to the increasingly global context in which we live.

What matters today is to translate the cultural values of cultural groups and to connect them to the world network.

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One gets the sense though, when speaking with Bourriaud, that he almost courts criticism, that he views debate as the impetus of the show: It would be difficult to deny that dealing with a major institution and an exhibition bourriauf this scale would be painless or straightforward. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 altermodenr their birth.