Saturday, May 14, 2016

Meta-Modernism and Post-PostModernism

This is a movement I didn't found. It has existed since about 2007 - 2010.

I will summarize an article I found, and then give a link to the article.

Visual artists include: Olafur Eliasson, Peter Doig, and Guido van der Werve.

The emphasis seems to be on meaningful stimulation mixed with an acceptance of understanding irony.

"[A] climate in which a yearning for utopias, despite their futile nature, has come to the fore."

---Luke Turner, lecture given at the Royal Academy of Art

Perhaps this is the mature version of what I recently meant when I used the term 'post-postmodernism'.

Post-postmodernism rejects the postmodern notion of an end of history through the argument that the only way history could be at an end is if people could time travel, and since they can't, history isn't over. And if we can time-travel (and if we can't), then we should envision a meaning for history. History isn't over, it's just open to being interpreted in a post-historical way. Essentially, postmodernism saw that modernism was limited, but this itself was a limitation.

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