Progress and a Bright Future
"One might justifiably wonder if the true master narrative of our era -- the presence of which is so blinding, we fail to perceive it -- is actually this: that there is not, and no longer can be, any master narrative." -- NB
Nicolas Bourriaud takes on post-modernism and the end of the master narrative in the beefy middle section of The Radicant. Having elder relatives who lived through the Great Depression in America to contrast with the subsequent generation who believed in progress and the miracle of technology helps us understand Bourriaud is pointing out. We feel lucky to have crossed paths with elder artists whose views presage the AlterModern.