1. Research Library

        Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009

        Nicolas Bourriaud

        Tate Publishing 2009

        ISBN 9781854378170

      1. Catalog of the Tate Triennial 2009 (03.02–26.04.2009), which included artists such as: Darren Almond, Walead Beshty, Tacita Dean, Subodh Gupta, Rachel Harrison, Gustav Metzger, Seth Price, Navin Rawanchaikul, Pascale Marthine Tayou, and Tris Vonna-Michell. Curator Nicholas Bourriaud again presents an overarching art theoretical concept for understanding artistic production today—the altermodern—defined by four main features: the end of postmodernism, cultural hybridization, traveling as mode of production, and expanding formats in art. Bourriaud’s proposition is that art made in today’s global context evidences a reaction against commercialization and standardization, celebrating difference, singularity, fiction over objective truth, and hybridity. See in particular Bourriaud’s text Altermodern, in which he sketches out all important aspects of the concept, as well as texts by Okwui Enwezor Modernity and Postcolonial Ambivalence and TJ Demos The Ends of Exile: Towards a Coming Universality?.