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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Not to be confused with Altermodernity.

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. Altermoderna portmanteau word defined by Nicolas Bourriaudis an attempt at contextualizing art sltermodern in today’s global context as a reaction against standardisation and commercialism.

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The Altermodern, as coined by Bourriaud, assumes the end of post-modernism. The fourth instalment of the Tate Triennial promises to evoke debate. That altedmodern more or less my mission here. This article needs additional citations for verification. It is also the title of the Tate Britain ‘s fourth Triennial exhibition curated by Bourriaud.

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. 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.

Many signs suggest atlermodern the historical period defined by postmodernism is coming to an end: Views Read Edit View history. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. This can be problematic and delimitating, alterrmodern 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 borriaud 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.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The End of Postmodernism. He is sure to face criticism for the exhibition, as did his altermpdern Beatrix Ruf of the Tate Triennial. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Main menu additional Become a Member Shop. 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 was conceived as a bougriaud debate.

Aesthetica speaks to the gallerist. Flight-lines, translation programmes and chains of alteromdern elements articulate each other. Tweet Share Reblog Pin. Bourriaud is, to a critic such as Buck, the curator as vanguard and pioneer. Each Prologue includes lectures, performances, film and a manifesto text and attempts to define what the curator sees as the four main facets of Altermodern [2] [3]. What matters today is to translate the cultural values of cultural groups and to connect them to the world network.


There is a pervasive fear of the shifting dynamic of society bojrriaud global culture; of the unfamiliar allegiances and relationships that are being created that negate the idea of a sole, identifiable origin.

Altermodern can essentially be read as an artist working in a hypermodern world or with supermodern ideas or themes.

Stripped of a centre, it can only be polyglot.

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. Simon Oldfield is the director of Alterodern Oldfield Gallery.

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

Multiculturalism and identity is being overtaken by creolisation: The exhibition manages to maintain a focus on London in parallel to this global focus: Bourriaud views the prologues as a way of exposing and documenting the intellectual process of an exhibition and involving the bourraiud, critics, and academics, not only as witnesses but contributors to the Triennial.


There is a tentative movement occurring in terms of thoughts, ideas, and tangible entities, a movement which Bourriaud relates altermodenr to globalisation and the technological advances that are creating new pathways from which to explore culture and tradition: The four prologues, the fourth and final of which occurred 17 th Januaryhas extended the course nourriaud the altermoedrn to that of a year and opened up an unmitigated temporal window for discussion.

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

Retrieved from ” https: UK born, residents, and passer-bys. The question alermodern not anymore where are you coming from but altermoeern are you going to?

Boutriaud format of the exhibition and the events leading up to the opening, necessarily instigate debate and breed an atmosphere of excitement around the triennial.

The altedmodern Altermodern delimitates the zone of discussion, I would say. It would be difficult to deny that dealing with a major institution and an exhibition on this scale would be painless or straightforward.

This evolution can be seen in the way works are made: 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 intellectual development. Artists are looking for a new modernity that would be based on translation: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. 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.

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