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Panorama view of exhibition in Jedlitschka Gallery, Zurich.
12 April 2014
Altermodernism, Nicolas Bourriaud, etc.
Originally published January 19, 2010
In my opinion, 'Altermodernism', like Nicolas Bourriaud's other word coinage, 'Relational Aesthetics,'
sounds great, but is, when elucidated, too much of a collage of ideas
others have been presenting for some time. --- And I see none of it in
the art he chooses. The art in the shows he curates is always the
same-old-same-old: Consensus Correct 'trendies.' So it comes down to an
attempted, forced, reactionary return to Modernism at best and a
fashionable neo-PoMo at worst. Neither possibility is promising.