Altermodern [Nicolas Bourriaud] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Few books can boast of introducing an entirely new word to the English. ALTERMODERN Nicolas BOURRIAUDA COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION, when based around a theoretical hypothesis, needs to establish a balance between the . 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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Lucile added it Jan 18, It would be difficult to deny that dealing with a major institution and an exhibition on this scale would be painless or straightforward.

Olga rated it really liked it Sep 26, Katy rated it really liked it Aug 02, Artists are responding to a new globalised perception. Bourriaud is, to a critic such as Buck, the curator as vanguard and pioneer. Filled with images of installations and also short essays by other theorists. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.

Aidan rated it liked it Jul 25, All the arguments for the death of Post Modernism are in fact Post Modern arguments, and the only critique that does have a point are those attacking Modernism, which is altermodsrn easy target. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Your email address will not be published. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


The book does have a lot to say about Capitalism and Modernity, and its effects on the ‘other’, or the rest of the world, other than the West. 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.

The fourth instalment of the Tate Triennial promises to evoke debate. Bourrkaud aims to define the emergence of the first global modernity, based on translation and nomadic forms, against the postmodern aesthetics based on identities.

Altermodern: Tate Triennial

Notify me of new posts by email. Lu rated it liked it Feb 08, 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.

Open Preview See a Problem? No longer is art restricted to a single identity highlighted by a specific cultural code, but is connected to many identities worldwide in a geographical, temporal, and cultural sense.

Altermodern: Tate Triennial by Nicolas Bourriaud

The Altermodern, as coined by Bourriaud, assumes the end of post-modernism. It was conceived as a big debate. The Triennial is intrinsic to the development of these intellectual thoughts and alfermodern and he utilises it as a conduit with which to explore these themes.

Bete Esteves added it Aug 18, The different states and the different elements bourriaid constitute it, in a way. One gets the sense though, when speaking with Bourriaud, that he almost courts criticism, that he views debate as the impetus of the show: Mim rated it it was amazing Feb 14, Multiculturalism and identity is being overtaken by creolisation: Characterized by artists’ cross-border, cross-cultural negotiations; a new real and virtual mobility; the surfing of different disciplines; the use of fiction as an expression of autonomy; concern with sustainable development; and the celebration of difference and singularity, Altermodern works are on the cutting edge of contemporary art and thought.


In this way, altermodern identities are unique because they are built by the individual themselves instead of the society that surrounds them. Simon Soon rated it liked it Jun 09, Daniel Rourke added it Sep 19, Matthew Marchand marked it as to-read Dec 09, Where do our identities come atermodern in a world that has become a swirling mass of information, ideas, and cultural signs?

Characterized by artists’ cross-border, Few books can boast of introducing an entirely new word to the English language, but with the title of the Tate’s fourth Triennial exhibition, leading critical theorist and curator Nicolas Bourriaud does just that.

It outlines a new theory that Postmodernism is no longer pertinent in the globalized world and that Altermodern concepts are now taking precedence. Carol Dixon rated it liked it Sep 02, Tweet Share Reblog Pin.

Alex Erskine marked it as to-read Jan 09, It is clear that Bourriaud is of the opinion that identity derived from a single cultural background, rooted in a specific geographical region, is a thing of the past. If twentieth-century modernism was above all a western cultural phenomenon, altermodernity arises out of planetary negotiations, discussions between agents from different cultures.

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