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Tate Britain’s fourth triennial, Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009, opens tomorrow in London. Curator Nicolas Bourriaud coined the phrase altermodern (alternative+modern) to describe a new, global approach to art. He says modernism and postmodernism were Western movements, for the most part, and today’s artists are more aware of their place in a globalised culture. The triennial covers four themes: Altermodern; Exiles; Travelling and Borders.

In this video, Bourriaud introduces himself and the thinking behind the exhibition:

See also:

“London Art: Altermodernism’s purveyors claim it will lead to a New World Order” by Jessica Holland in the londonpaper.

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