Saturday, August 20, 2011

Reco: Postmodernism is dead

Excellent article on the end of postmodernism. It includes its history, written understandably with well known reference; and covers (in addition to the arts) politics, philosophy, and sociology.

I have some good news—kick back, relax, enjoy the rest of the summer, stop worrying about where your life is and isn’t heading. What news? Well, on 24th September, we can officially and definitively declare that postmodernism is dead. Finished. History. A difficult period in human thought over and done with. How do I know this? Because that is the date when the Victoria and Albert Museum opens what it calls “the first comprehensive retrospective” in the world: “Postmodernism—Style and Subversion 1970-1990.” Wait, I hear you cry. How do they know? And what was it? Postmodernism—I didn’t understand it. I never understood it. How can it be over?

Read the entire article at The Prospect.

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