Nicolas Bourriaud talking about - Altermodern

Altermodern is a term that describes art made in today's global context which is a reaction against standardisation and commercialism. It is defined by Nicolas Bourriaud in the title of the Tate Britain's fourth Triennial exhibition.
A series of four one-day events, or Prologues, introduce and provoke debate around the Triennial’s themes. Each Prologue comprises lectures, performances, film and a manifesto text and attempts to define the four main facets of Altermodern: the end of postmodernism; cultural hybridization; traveling as a new way to produce forms; and the expanding formats of art. The fourth prologue, Borders, is scheduled for January 2009.
In his keynote "Modern, Postmodern, Altermodern?" Nicolas Bourriaud describes:
"Artists are looking for a new modernity that would be based on translation: What matters today is to translate the cultural values of cultural groups and to connect them to the world network. This “reloading process” of modernism according to the twenty-first-century issues could be called altermodernism, a movement connected to the creolisation of cultures and the fight for autonomy, but also the possibility of producing singularities in a more and more standardized world."

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