ENGB34 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Postmodern Art, Metafiction, Postmodernity

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16 Nov 2011
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The era that arises when the project of modernity falters. Post-modernity views modernism less as something that is hopeful and more as something to which we"re condemned. Modernity i think, therefore i am. Post-modernity i shop, therefore i am. Post-modernity a cultural-historical period beginning at the end of world war ii and continuing today. Creation of own realities no objective truth. Incredulity towards meta-narratives post modernism: meta-narratives like huge stories in the bible. Inability of consciousness to distinguish between what"s real and what"s. Replacing big euro-centric narratives with smaller euro-centric narratives. Turn to the body, to the previously taboo. Some were so shocking that the audience would throw stuff at the artists. Arvo part, john cage silence for 4 min 35 sec. Andy warholl uses consumerist processes to mass produce. Something inherent in this that we tell the same stories.

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