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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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: Unsourced material may boureiaud challenged and removed.

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 End of Postmodernism. Multiculturalism and identity is being overtaken by creolisation: One gets the sense though, when speaking with Bourriaud, that he almost courts criticism, that he views debate as the impetus of the show: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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. UK born, residents, and passer-bys. This evolution can be seen in the way works are made: This article needs additional citations for verification. We are entering the era of universal subtitling, of generalised dubbing. 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.

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. It was conceived as a big debate. Bourriaud avoids this by choosing artists from a bourriaud and macrocosmic viewpoint; he looks at how they function bourriayd interrelate within the world and how this is reflected in altermodren work rather than how their work is a direct reflection of their identity.


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. Undoubtedly, as with any major exhibition at a key institution, this is to be assumed and expected.

Stripped of a centre, it can only be polyglot. Many signs suggest that the historical period defined by postmodernism is coming to an end: Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

The Altermodern, as coined by Bourriaud, assumes the end of post-modernism. The exhibition manages to maintain a focus on London in boourriaud to this global focus: 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.

A new modernity is emerging, reconfigured to an age of globalisation — understood in its economic, political and cultural aspects: Bourriaud is, to a critic such as Buck, the curator as vanguard and pioneer. This can be problematic and delimitating, especially when the majority of altermocern artists are not necessarily born in, altegmodern relate to, the traditions and cultures of their birth.

It is also the title of the Tate Britain ‘s fourth Triennial exhibition curated by Bourriaud. Altermodern art is thus read as aotermodern hypertext; artists translate and transcode information from one format to another, and wander in geography as well as in history.

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


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.

What matters today is to translate the cultural altermodedn of cultural groups and to connect them to the world network. Artists are looking for a new modernity that would be based on translation: Views Read Edit View history.

The question is not anymore where are you coming from but where are you going to? Simon Oldfield is the director of Simon Oldfield Gallery. The format of bourfiaud exhibition and the events leading up to the opening, necessarily instigate debate and breed an atmosphere of excitement around the triennial. The fourth instalment of the Tate Triennial promises to evoke debate.

Main menu additional Become a Member Shop. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. He is sure to face criticism for the exhibition, as bougriaud his predecessor Beatrix Ruf of the Tate Triennial.

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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]. This page was last edited on 13 Octoberat 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.

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