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Case Study Post Modern Movement

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The postmodern movement came about from artists who were tired of what was ‘socially normal’ and ‘recognised’ in art. The term ‘postmodern’ can be difficult to understand, as it tends to escape a clear definition. Postmodern artists wished to create pieces, which would follow social and technological advances, whilst also challenging the publics perception of what the accepted conventions of art truly are.

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The term ‘postmodern’ can be difficult to understand, as it tends to escape a clear definition. Postmodern artists wished to create pieces, which would follow social and technological advances, whilst also challenging the publics perception of what the accepted conventions of art truly are. Conflict arises when talking about the actual start of the postmodern era, though many believe that the movement started in Europe, especially Zurrich with the ‘dada’ movement in 1916. Yet others believe it was much later than this date, as postmodernism only arising as a result of the “pop art” movement in the 1960’s. Prevalent artists of the postmodernism movement include Robert Smithson and his earth art movement, Christian Boltanksi, among others who displayed, exciting, strange and sometimes disturbing new installations, and the performance art of Stella...
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