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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Artists are looking for a new modernity that would be based on translation: 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: Many signs suggest that the historical period defined by postmodernism is coming to an end: The term Altermodern delimitates altermodedn zone of discussion, I would say.

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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. He is sure to face criticism for the exhibition, as did his predecessor Beatrix Ruf of the Tate Triennial. Flight-lines, translation programmes and chains of heterogeneous elements articulate each other. 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 only as witnesses but contributors to the Triennial.

Undoubtedly, as with any major exhibition at a key institution, this is to be assumed and expected. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Altermodern, as coined by Bourriaud, assumes the end of post-modernism.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The different states and the different elements that constitute it, in a way. What matters today is to translate the cultural values of cultural groups and to connect them to the world network.


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: That was more or less my mission here.

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.

Artists are responding to a new globalised perception.

There is a pervasive fear of the shifting dynamic of society and global culture; of the unfamiliar allegiances and hourriaud that altermoeern being created that negate the idea of a sole, identifiable origin. It is also the title of the Tate Britain ‘s fourth Triennial exhibition curated by Bourriaud. This evolution can be seen in the way works are made: It would be difficult to deny that dealing with a major institution and an exhibition on this scale would be painless or straightforward.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Webarchive template wayback links Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing alterodern references Wikipedia articles needing clarification from February 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: Stripped of a centre, it can only be polyglot.


Bourriaud is, to a critic such as Buck, the curator as vanguard and pioneer. It was conceived as a big debate.

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


We are entering the era of universal subtitling, of generalised dubbing. The prologues conquer, in a way that Bourriaud himself could not alone, the intellectual boureiaud left open to criticism by the introduction of the Altermodern as the basis and framework of the exhibition.

The question is not anymore altermodrn are you coming from altermodenr where are you going to? Multiculturalism and identity is being overtaken by creolisation: 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.

More generally, our globalised perception calls for new types of representation: Tweet Share Reblog Pin. 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 bourgiaud.

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. 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.

One gets the sense though, burriaud speaking with Bourriaud, that he almost courts criticism, that he views debate as the impetus of the show: UK born, residents, and passer-bys. Main menu additional Become a Member Shop.

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 End of Postmodernism. 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]. Views Read Edit Bourrriaud history.