Modernism was associated with:
-pushing the world forward (the new)
Postmodernism condition is characterised by:
-disillusionment with the idea of absolute knowledge
But some overlap modernism has expression of modern life, new materials, communication. Of which postmodernism has a reaction of.
Origins of postmodernism:
Rudolph Pannwits and Leslie Felder
70's: established as a term
80's: recognizable style
90's: dominant art, theoretical discourse.
Today: tired and simmering
- contra modernism
- artistic and stylistic eclecticism
- the historical era following the modern
- global village
Charles Jencks claimed modernism died 15th July 1972 3:32pm - opinion.
(The demolition of the Pruitt- Igoe development, St Louis.)
Park Hill Flats, Sheffield - Modernist failure
Postmodern designs are not meant to be serious, not following rules, not always form before function. for e.g Future systems 'selfridges' Birmingham
J-F Lytard 'the postmodernism condition' 1979
'incredibly towards meta narratives'
meta narratives- tantalizing belief systems, result - crisis in confidence
High art/ Low art divide
Andy Warhol 'Marilyn Monroe Diptych' 1962 - printing on canvas, not perfect, techno misshapes printing.
Andy Warhol 'Oxidation painting' urine on copper metallic. Literally taking this piss out of some art.
Clement Greenborg a critic approves of Jackson Pollock's work, where as Andy Warhol's makes a joke from it.
Art increasingly turns to advertising
- A vague disputed term
- postmodern attitude of questioning
- postmodern aesthtic = multiplicity of styles and approaches
- shift in thought and theory, investigations ' crisis of confidence ' E.g Lytard
- rejection of technology, determination ?