Author: Nicolas Bourriaud

Publication Date: 2009

Publisher: Tate

ISBN: 978-1-85737-817-0

Few books introduce a word into language as this one does. The term 'altermodern' has been coined by leading critical theorist and curator Nicolas Bourriaud to describe the art that has arrived at the end of the post modern period, made in today's global context, as a reaction against cultural standardisation. Key aspects of this new modernity are explored in essays and contributions from prominent writers, art historians, theorists and philosophers including: Tom McCarthy & Simon Critchley, T.J Demos, Carsten Holler and Okwui Enwezor