Metamodernism

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Definition

Metamodernism is a recent development in philosophy and aesthetics, reacting to and emerging from postmodernism. It represents a fluctuation between aspects of modernism and postmodernism, often focusing on a balance between irony and sincerity.

History

Emergence

The term ‘metamodernism’ gained prominence in the early 21st century, reflecting a cultural shift that seeks to reconcile the cynicism of postmodernism with a return to modernism’s enthusiasm.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Metamodernism?
Metamodernism is a cultural and aesthetic approach that oscillates between modernist optimism and postmodern skepticism.

How does Metamodernism manifest in art?
In art, Metamodernism manifests as a blend of irony and sincerity, often embracing narrative, emotion, and a return to beauty and craft.