Meta-Modernism!!? Art Theory Explained

Art theory can be a little confusing. So to simplify some of the key ideas behind the exhibition Soft Rebellion,  here is Frieze's video: What is Meta-Modernism?

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some definitions of art theories:


META-MODERNISM

Is a proposed set of developments in philosophy, aesthetics, and culture which are emerging from and reacting to postmodernism. One definition characterizes metamodernism as mediations between aspects of both modernism and postmodernism.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-is-metamodernism_us_586e7075e4b0a5e600a788cd


Modernism

It is the presumption that whatever is up-to-date is better than whatever is deemed to be out-of-date. At the root of this presumption is a belief that the present is superior to the past and that, by logical extension, the future will be better than the present. It is what might be called optimistic presumption, or the prejudice of optimism.

http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/04/what-is-modernism.html


Post-modernism

The “post” in postmodern suggests “after”. Postmodernism is best understood as a questioning of the ideas and values associated with a form of modernism that believes in progress and innovation. Modernism insists on a clear divide between art and popular culture.

But like modernism, postmodernism does not designate any one style of art or culture. On the contrary, it is often associated with pluralism and an abandonment of conventional ideas of originality and authorship in favour of a pastiche of “dead” styles.

http://theconversation.com/explainer-what-is-postmodernism-20791


To submit work or a proposal, email up to 500 words and accompanying images to  rebellion@fringeartsbath.co.uk by 20th March 2018.