This lesson will explore the meaning of Postmodernism in art.

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Notes on "Postmodernism"

Works Cited

Sherrie Levine, Fountain, Photo by Cea, Creative Commons, http://www.flickr.com/photos/centralasian/6967859284/ Sherrie Levine fountain creative commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/centralasian/6967859284/ Rauschenberg, Robert: Robert Rauschenberg's combine 1963: Fair Use http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Robert_Rauschenberg%27s_untitled_%27combine%27,_1963.jpg

Terms to Know

An artmaking process takes or “borrows” objects or images from everyday life and reassigns their context.


A technique of creating artwork in a space that creates an immersive experience.

Institutional Critique

A process of formalized evaluation.


A 20th-century art movement that parts from past artistic traditions and does not adhere to any one style, having characteristics that include abstraction, order, minimalism, and rigid formalism.


The idea of being unique, new, or inventive.


A 20th-century philosophy and art movement characterized by qualities that include politics, appropriation, installation, and non-traditional materials.