And today, modernism amounts to a form of complicity with colonialism and Eurocentrism. Let us bet on a modernity which, far from absurdly duplicating that of the last century, would be specific to our epoch and would echo its own problematics: an altermodernity whose issues and features this book seeks to sketch out. In his most recent essay, Nicolas Bourriaud claims that the time is ripe to reconstruct the modern for the specific context in which we are living. The author extends radicant thought to modes of cultural production, consumption and use.
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What's New? New Bestsellers Trade Academic D. Catalog D. Publishers D. Preview our FALL catalog, featuring new books on art, photography, design, architecture, film, music and visual culture. Free Shipping. Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders. The D. Catalog www. Distributed by D. Nicolas Bourriaud: The Radicant. If modernity warrants a return to the origin of art, then French curator and art critic Nicolas Bourriaud is right when he claims that this is the time to redefine the concept of -what is modern.
Our century's modernity will be invented, precisely, in opposition to all radicalism, claims Bourriaud. So then, being radicant - from the Latin origin of - roots - means setting one's roots in motion, transplanting behaviors, and exchanging ideas rather than imposing them. Looking at the world through his globalized prism of art, Bourriaud sketches a world art criticism in which works are in constant dialog with the context from which they reproduced.
Levkoff, Carolyn H. Text and afterword by Timotheus Vermeulen.
Nicolas Bourriaud: The Radicant
We live in the era of multiculturalism, in an age of hybridizations, of cross-fertilization between traditions and modus operandi, of global networks. Since , he is the director of the future Montpellier Contemporain MoCo. They may very well watch American, Iranian, French or Korean movies and read books from the authors of all five continents. They may appreciate the works of artists from Thailand, Cameroon, or Chile.
Nicolas Bourriaud - The Radicant
Via e-mail, the press agent for the French consulate general in Vancouver contacted me and said Nicolas Bourriaud was coming to town. Would I be interested in an interview? I had no idea who he was. After listening to a couple of YouTube interviews, I immediately liked both his manner and what he was saying. He sounded like he was genuinely engaged and inquisitive about a world he was, and still is, trying to understand. I said yes. He arrived wrapped in the aroma of second-hand cigarette smoke.
Nicolas Bourriaud: From Radical to Radicant
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