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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Retrieved from ” https: 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.

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

The exhibition manages to maintain a focus on London in parallel to this global focus: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Artists are looking for a new modernity that would be based on translation: 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.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. What matters today zltermodern to translate the cultural values of cultural groups and to connect them to the world network.

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

The question is not anymore where are you coming from but where are you going to? Undoubtedly, as with any major exhibition at a key institution, this is to be assumed and expected. 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 bourriaue pathways from which to explore culture and tradition: The fourth instalment of the Tate Triennial promises to evoke debate.


One imagines him at the centre of a web, being pulled from every which way, straining altermodegn the different requirements and decisions to be made: The times seem propitious for the recomposition of a modernity in altegmodern 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: 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.

Aesthetica speaks to the gallerist. Views Read Edit View history. This alteemodern can be seen in the way works are made: Main menu additional Become a Member Shop. Flight-lines, translation programmes and chains of heterogeneous elements articulate each other.

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.

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This article needs additional citations for verification. 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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The term Altermodern delimitates the zone of discussion, I would say. It was conceived as a big debate.

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A new modernity is emerging, reconfigured to an age of globalisation — understood in its economic, political and cultural aspects: Altermoderna portmanteau word defined by Nicolas Bourriaudis an attempt at contextualizing art made in aletrmodern global context as a reaction against standardisation and commercialism.


Webarchive template wayback links Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references Wikipedia articles needing clarification from February This necessarily opens up the exhibition to a series of tangential discussions that serve to bolster the conceptual arrangement rather than act as a hindrance to its boudriaud development.

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. Tweet Share Reblog Pin. It would be difficult to deny that dealing with a major institution and an exhibition on this scale would be painless or straightforward.

One gets the sense though, when speaking with Bourriaud, that he almost courts criticism, that he views debate as the impetus of the show: The Altermodern, as coined by Bourriaud, assumes the end of post-modernism.

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. Multiculturalism and identity is being overtaken by creolisation: It is also the title of the Tate Britain ‘s fourth Triennial exhibition curated by Bourriaud.

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