Starting Sept. 20 at 8:30 p.m., a new program is going to air on Access 7. It’s called Prairie Postmodern, and it’s mandate is to examine the Postmodern cultural condition in Saskatchewan.
In a nutshell, for those who aren’t up on their art jargon, Postmodernism works in opposition, or in reaction to, modernism. Modernism was big in the ’50s and ’60s, and championed the universal, the abstract and the unadorned. It impacted on all sorts of art forms, from visual art and architecture to music and dance. Eventually, though, some artists started rebel against Modernism and champion the importance of local cultures, histories and identities.
Tomorrow evening between 5-7 p.m. there’s a launch party for Prairie Postmodern at the RPL Theatre. Food and other refreshments will be served, so if you get a chance drop by.