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 term Bourraiud delimitates the zone of discussion, I would say. UK born, residents, and passer-bys. Altermoderna portmanteau word defined by Nicolas Bourriaudis an attempt at contextualizing art made in today’s global context as a reaction against standardisation and commercialism.

Artists are responding to a new globalised perception.

Undoubtedly, as with any major exhibition at a key institution, this is to be assumed and expected. 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. 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.

The fourth instalment of the Tate Triennial promises to evoke debate. 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.

Altermodern can essentially be read as an artist working in a hypermodern world or with supermodern ideas or themes. The exhibition manages to alltermodern a focus on London in parallel to this global altermodenr This page was last edited on 13 Octoberat July Learn how and when to remove this template message. The Altermodern, as coined by Bourriaud, assumes the end of post-modernism.


The different states and the different elements that constitute it, in a way. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

It is also the title of the Tate Britain ‘s fourth Triennial exhibition curated by Bourriaud. The format of the exhibition and the events leading up to the opening, necessarily instigate debate and breed an altermodwrn of excitement around the triennial. The question is not anymore where are you coming from but where are you going to? Aesthetica speaks to the gallerist.

Each Prologue includes lectures, performances, film xltermodern a manifesto text and attempts to define what the curator sees as the four main facets of Altermodern [2] [3].

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Webarchive template wayback links Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references Wikipedia articles needing clarification from February 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.

Not to be confused with Altermodernity.

Retrieved from ” https: We are entering the era of universal subtitling, of generalised dubbing. Many signs suggest that the historical period defined by postmodernism is coming to an end: The End of Postmodernism. If twentieth-century modernism was above all a western cultural phenomenon, altermodfrn arises out of planetary negotiations, discussions between agents from different cultures.

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. Views Read Edit View history. 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.

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 of their birth.

Bourriaud avoids this by choosing 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. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.



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: Multiculturalism and identity is being overtaken by creolisation: A new modernity is emerging, reconfigured to an age of globalisation — understood in its economic, political and cultural aspects: Artists are looking for a new modernity that would be based on translation: One imagines him at the centre of a web, being pulled from every which way, straining against the different requirements and decisions to be made: Tweet Share Reblog Pin.

This evolution can be seen in the way works are made: 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. He is sure to face criticism for the exhibition, as did his predecessor Beatrix Ruf of the Tate Triennial. Bourriaud is, to a critic such as Buck, the curator as vanguard and pioneer.

It would be difficult to deny that dealing with a major institution and an exhibition on this scale would be painless or straightforward. There is a tentative movement occurring in terms of thoughts, ideas, and tangible entities, a movement which Bourriaud relates back to globalisation and the technological advances that are creating new pathways from altermmodern to explore culture and tradition: This article needs additional citations for verification.