Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Alter- Meta- & Hypermodernism

Altermodern’ can essentially be read as an artist working in a hypermodern world or with supermodern ideas or themes. This portmanteau-word defined by Nicolas Bourriaud, is an attempt at contextualizing Art made in today's global context as a reaction against standardisation and commercialism. It is also the title of the Tate Britain's fourth Triennial exhibition curated by Bourriaud.

The ‘Metamodern’ sensibility can be conceived of as a kind of informed naivety, a pragmatic idealism, characteristic of cultural responses to recent global events such as climate change, the financial crisis, political instability, and the digital revolution.
Vermeulen & Van den Akker: "Notes on Metamodernism" Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, 2010

Hypermodernism is an artform that analyses and synthesises the hyper-modus/state/condition of todays and future society.
‘Hyper-mode’ in the gameworld is a state in which a creature is powered up by injection of extra energy or means to achieve or expand capacity for a better outcome, a higher goal. Sometimes it can change its physical shape drastically.

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