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Postmodernism

Summary: Postmodern art breaks down the boundaries of art by challenging the audience's perceptions through the use of several art traditions with reference to contemporary society. Seen as a schism from modernism, postmodernist concepts and viewpoints challenge the conventional tradition of art as being precious and unique. The works of various postmodern artists illustrate this point.
Postmodernism emerged as an experimental form of contemporary art in 1945, it breaks down the boundaries of art by challenging the audience's perceptions through the use of several art traditions with reference to contemporary society. Artist's unfettered approach to their work relates to issues in today's society through views, which habitually doubts the authenticity of accepted beliefs. They link past, present and future through the blending or reminiscence of past art styles integrated with technology and the use of shock tactics to provoke controversy. Postmodern works often draw from several art traditions and refer to contemporary culture with each artist's point of view challenging the idea of art as unique and precious. This is similar to the Dada movement of the 1920's and is evident in the works and concepts of Anselm Kiefer, Stelarc and Anne Zahalka.

Postmodernism can be seen as a schism from modernism. During the 1960's societies...

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