Tag : postmodern

From postmodernism to altermodernity 7

Seminario tenuto il 7 novembre 2020 presso la Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Jesi, all’interno del ciclo dal titolo Interventi attorno Chiari   The Altermodern Nicolas Bourriaud, Radicant: pour une esthétique de la globalisation , 2009 In 2011, the Victoria and Albert Museum held a retrospective exhibition on postmodernism entitled Postmodernism – Style and Subversion 1970 – 1990, curated by Glenn Adamson (1972) and Jane Pavitt, which declared the conclusion of postmodernism itself according to the French critic Nicolas Bourriaud […]

From postmodernism to altermodernity 6

Peter Greenaway, Nightwatching, 2007 Seminar held on 7 November 2020 at the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Jesi, as part of the cycle entitled Interventi intorno Chiari   Postmodern cinema An excellent cinematic example of postmodernism can be found in the work of the British filmmaker Peter Greenaway. Apart from rare cases of more narrative events, most of his production is constituted as a continuous pictorial quotation, so much so that the spectator, in the absence of comprehension of those […]

From postmodernism to altermodernity 5

Carlo Maria Mariani, The city 1, 2001 (particolare) Seminar held on 7 November 2020 at the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Jesi, as part of the cycle entitled Interventi intorno Chiari Postmodern painting In those years, in fact, there was an overbearing return to painting, which in the United States was expressed precisely in the form of an impetuous Hyperrealism, while in Europe it took on the characteristics of citationism typical of post-modernity and which had one of its greatest […]

From postmodernism to altermodernity 3

Seminar held on 7 November 2020 at the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Jesi, as part of the cycle entitled Interventi intorno Chiari   The process of abstraction In the visual arts, the neo-avant-garde movements manifested themselves in the so-called cold currents, so defined because they were characterised by the abandonment of classical means of artistic expression, which certainly saw a precursor in Duchamp and his ready-made of 1914. In 1914, Duchamp simply exhibited a common bottle rack in a […]

The Altermodern failure

In Radicant, published in 2009, the French art critic Nicolas Bourriaud tries to construct an essayistic path aimed at identifying the new cultural routes that characterize the new millennium, putting it as a response to the current practices of globalizing capital and finding a possible solution in the practices implemented by some contemporary artists. In it he introduces the term Altermodern, indicating the current historical period, whose assumptions date back to the nineties of the previous century. As Bourriaud writes, […]

Assault on the impalpable (Oops, that’s embarrassing. Get out of the configuration)

I’ve been listening to music since I was a child, I’m not in any way a technician of the subject, my listenings are purely dictated by instinct and sensitivity. Certainly my way of discovering music, compared to the past, has changed considerably, I belong to that generation that grew up with vinyl, who discovered new musical things through radio, magazines and random purchases. I’m talking about the 70s and 80s mostly and part of the 90s. Since my desire to […]

Vacuity of the “artist”

Andy Warhol, Brillo Box (Soap Pads). 1964, MoMA   It has happened to me several times, and it will certainly have happened to you too, to run into someone to whom, asking him what work he does, with discouraging naivety, you heard “the artist” answer. Whenever this happens, as far as I am concerned, I feel deep embarrassment and pain for them and an overwhelming desire to run away from them. A self-declaration is therefore sufficient to give role and […]

The great meagreness

Danilo Santinelli, Bathers (detail), 1996 In this speech I would like to address the embarrassing problem that grips an entire generation, mine, and that I believe to be affected by a disarming smallness. A smallness expressed above all in the absence and therefore in reality not expressed, even if concrete and existential, which manifests itself in a failure to take a position on every aspect of civil and moral life. A generation that has not arrived, that neither declares nor […]

Response to Moebius

This intervention was triggered by the reading of Jean Giraud – Moebius Histoire de mon double, passed to me by Marco Bianchini, a talented Italian cartoonist on the breach for many years now. Some passages of the text have struck me particularly and I would like to give them an answer. In particular, Moebius insists on some linguistic aspects that are particularly important to him in the chapter Questions of style. In the text, the great French cartoonist tends to […]

3 – The process of dematerialization of art

Joseph Kosuth, Neon, Who’s afraid of red, yellow and blue exhibition from 17 February to 20 May 2012 at la maison rouge, Paris, France   The analysis undertaken in my previous intervention, and that I am continuing here, pays more attention to the material aspect of the pictorial execution, an aspect that constitutes the fulcrum of the identity of painting and its expression, we would otherwise embark on a path of abstraction where the pictorial testimonies are not expressed and […]