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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Stripped of a centre, it can only be polyglot. 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 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: 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.

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Undoubtedly, as with any major exhibition at a key institution, this is to be assumed and expected. Retrieved from ” https: 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It would be difficult to deny that dealing with a major institution and an exhibition on this scale would be painless or straightforward.

Altermodern can essentially be read as an artist working in a hypermodern world or with supermodern ideas or themes. Not to be confused with Altermodernity.

We are entering the era of universal subtitling, of generalised dubbing. 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].

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Views Read Edit View history. Webarchive template wayback links Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references Wikipedia articles needing clarification from February 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 which to explore culture and tradition: 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: 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.

That was more or less my mission here.

The Altermodern, as coined by Bourriaud, assumes the end of post-modernism. Multiculturalism and identity is being overtaken by creolisation: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

The question is not anymore where are you coming from but where are you going to? The format of the exhibition and the events leading up to the opening, necessarily instigate debate and breed an atmosphere alteromdern excitement around the triennial.


Many signs suggest that the historical period defined by postmodernism is coming to an end: Aesthetica speaks to the gallerist. If twentieth-century modernism was above all a western cultural phenomenon, altermodernity arises out of planetary negotiations, discussions between agents from different cultures.

The term Altermodern delimitates the zone of discussion, I would say. He is sure to face criticism for the exhibition, as did his predecessor Beatrix Ruf of the Tate Triennial.

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Tweet Share Reblog Pin. 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. Main menu additional Become a Member Shop. 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.

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. Flight-lines, translation programmes and chains of heterogeneous elements articulate each other. This evolution can be seen in the way works are made: What matters today is to translate the cultural values of cultural groups and to connect them to the world network.

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. UK born, residents, and passer-bys.

Curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, he introduces a new art term Altermodernwhich describes how artists are responding to the increasingly global context in which we altermodedn.

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.

More generally, our globalised perception calls for new types of representation: