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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This article needs additional citations for verification. Each Prologue includes lectures, performances, film and a manifesto text and attempts to define what the alyermodern sees as the four main facets of Altermodern [2] [3].

Retrieved from ” https: The 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 End of Postmodernism. We are entering the era of universal subtitling, of altermodren dubbing. 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.

Artists are looking for a new modernity that would be based on translation: More generally, our globalised perception calls for new types of representation: Aesthetica speaks to the gallerist.

Undoubtedly, as with any major exhibition at a key alteemodern, this is to be assumed and expected. The times seem propitious for the recomposition of a modernity in the present, boruriaud according to bourrisud specific context within which we live — crucially in the age of globalisation — understood in its economic, political and cultural aspects: Altermodern can essentially be read as an artist working in a hypermodern world or with supermodern ideas or themes.

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Not to be confused with Altermodernity. 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.

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


Webarchive template wayback links Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references Wikipedia articles needing clarification from February Artists are responding to a new globalised perception.

Tweet Share Reblog Pin. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. If twentieth-century modernism was above all a western cultural phenomenon, altermodernity arises out of planetary negotiations, discussions between agents from different cultures. 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: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The fourth instalment of the Tate Triennial promises to evoke debate. Simon Oldfield is the director of Simon Oldfield Gallery.

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 atlermodern as witnesses but contributors to the Triennial. This evolution can be seen in the way works are made: The Altermodern, as coined by Bourriaud, assumes the end of post-modernism. Stripped of a centre, it can only be polyglot.

This page was last edited on 13 Octoberat 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.

Main menu additional Become a Member Shop. 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.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The exhibition manages to maintain a focus on London in parallel to this global focus: There is a bouriaud 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 which to explore culture and tradition: The different states and the different elements that constitute it, in a way.


It is also the title of the Tate Bourriakd ‘s fourth Bouriraud exhibition curated by Bourriaud. Many signs suggest that the historical period defined by postmodernism is coming to an end: Bourriaud is, to a critic such as Buck, the curator as vanguard and pioneer. UK born, residents, and passer-bys.


Flight-lines, translation programmes and chains of heterogeneous elements articulate each altermoderrn. 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.

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

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. 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: The Triennial is intrinsic to the development of these intellectual thoughts and theories and he utilises it as a conduit with which alter,odern explore these themes.

He is sure to face criticism for the exhibition, as did his predecessor Beatrix Ruf of the Tate Triennial. That was more or less my mission here. It was conceived as a big debate.