Edward Docx says Postmodernism is Dead – in this article in Prospect.
Appropriate that the announcement should come via an exhibition, at the V & A no less.
Docx gives his definition of Postmodernism and says its death is heralded by
three ideas, of specificity, of values and of authenticity, (which) are at odds with postmodernism. We are entering a new age. Let’s call it the Age of Authenticism and see how we get on.
“Authenticism” (to me) sounds rather too worthy but it’s a persuasive line for all that.
Although I sometimes wonder whether there isn’t as much of value in the concept of Trash as Authenticity. Put another way, what, au fond, is more authentic than trash?
But maybe those are post-postmodern questions?