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let me explain a bit this weird thing i´m calling nowdernity - renata lemos
"Part of my PhD work (#swissphdodyssey) is about describing and translating the many mutations that characterize our present cultural avant-gard. I am calling this avant-garde, the culture that emerges after post-modernity – Nowdernity. ... Instead of focusing on translation, the name Nowdernity evokes the concept of an always on society – never before has the technological, mobile experience of a continuous Now been so crucial in determining the identity and the zeitgeist of a time that seems to exist beyond Time. And so instead of calling it Altermodernity or Atemporaldernity, I have thought of calling it Nowdernity."
nicolasbourriaud  nowdernity  art  culture  society  altermodern  atemporaldernity  renatalemos  atemporality 
may 2010 by robertogreco
The Coming Barbarism | Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters
“People feel they can rely on the irrational. It offers the only guarantee of freedom from all the cant and bullshit and sales commercials fed to us by politicians, bishops and academics. People are deliberately re-primitivizing themselves. They yearn for magic and unreason, which served them well in the past and might help them again. They’re keen to enter a new Dark Age. The lights are on, but they’re retreating into the inner darkness, into superstition and unreason. The future is going to be a struggle between vast systems of competing psychopathies, all of them willed and deliberate, part of a desperate attempt to escape from a rational world and the boredom of consumerism.”
adbusters  freeculture  geny  internet  politics  generations  generationy  millennials  consumerism  unreason  magic  superstition  boredom  rationality  mysticism  altermodern  capitalism  globalization  postmodern  postmodernism  culture  ideology  philosophy  future  music  art  nicolasbourriaud 
march 2010 by robertogreco
click opera - Altermodern Week 1: A new cultural era
"Postmodernism was so slippery, so able to glom on new styles from any era or culture & make them part of itself, so "right" for our age of global consumerism, that it seemed to me that we'd need Islamic revolution, or communist revolution, to break its grip."..."One thing that could revitalize pop music & other cultural forms exhausted by their own continuous vampirism of other times, cultures & finally, desperately, their own past, is that act of page-turning. I have decided to take Nicolas Bourriaud's declaration that postmodernism is dead very seriously indeed, precisely because I think it comes at the right time, and there's a need to declare this now." ... "These are the real world conditions which are making a new cultural era possible and, in fact, inevitable. I think calling it "the altermodern" is fine...doesn't really matter if a different label emerges. The point is that we are currently crossing a threshold, entering a new phase in the history of culture. Exciting times."
momus  postmodernism  postmodern  altermodern  change  gamechanging  crisis  2009  music  popmusic  art  literature 
march 2009 by robertogreco
Altermodern at Tate Britain - we make money not art
"Will Altermodern bring Bourriaud the fame and admiration he earned back in 1998 with a book that coined Relational Aesthetics for art practices based on the inter-human relations they represent, generate or trigger? Probably not. Will crisis have an impact on or even put a stop to the Altermodern movement and give way to something different? Jury is still out."
wmmna  altermodern  postmodernism  art  nicolasbourriaud 
february 2009 by robertogreco
YouTube - Altermodern
"Nicolas Bourriaud previews his hypothesis that postmodernism is over and that a new type of modern - the altermodern - is emerging."
nicolasbourriaud  altermodern  criticism  theory  history  art  postmodernism  objects 
february 2009 by robertogreco
rodcorp: Postmodern is not dead: Altermodern
"So Bourriaud proclaims that the post-modern era has ended, and been replaced by a post- (or is it hyper-?)globalisation, anti-commercial, post-geographic, post-historic ("heterochronic"), rootless, nomadic altermodernism. And this is the bit that confuses me: if the theoretical positioning is an attempt to confidently stake out a new territory and era, doesn't that gesture immediately undermine the claim that the altermodern sweeps aside specificities of space and history? But perhaps I don't understand it - my art-theory synapses are atrophied. Maybe I should read Bourriaud's Relational Aesthetics or his new book Radicant (whose organising metaphor surely a rhizomous echo of D&G?)."
art  postmodernism  altermodern  rodmclaren  rodcorp  nicolasbourriaud 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Tate Britain | Current Exhibitions | Altermodern - Altermodern Manifesto POSTMODERNISM IS DEAD
"A new modernity is emerging, reconfigured to an age of globalisation – understood in its economic, political and cultural aspects: an altermodern culture *Increased communication, travel & migration are affecting the way we live *Our daily lives consist of journeys in a chaotic and teeming universe *Multiculturalism and identity is being overtaken by creolisation: Artists are now starting from a globalised state of culture *This new universalism is based on translations, subtitling and generalised dubbing *Today’s art explores the bonds that text and image, time and space, weave between themselves *Artists are responding to a new globalised perception. They traverse a cultural landscape saturated with signs and create new pathways between multiple formats of expression and communication. The Tate Triennial 2009 at Tate Britain presents a collective discussion around this premise that postmodernism is coming to an end, and we are experiencing the emergence of a global altermodernity."

[via: http://blog.wired.com/sterling/2009/02/so-long-post-we.html ]
altermodern  postmodernism  change  uk  art  tate  multiculturalism  globalization  migration  creolization  travel  london  modernity  global  world  trends  culture  society  glvo  universalism  translation  subtitling  dubbing  time  space  expression  communication  nicolasbourriaud  2009  networks  exhibitions  gamechanging  progress 
february 2009 by robertogreco

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