Term Postmodernism

Janette Wilson (G1824303@NMSUVM1.BITNET)
Thu, 9 Dec 1993 18:03:20 EST

Well, I'm sort of finishing up my earlier letter. Long-winded today, I

I agree that the term "Postmodernism" is oxymoronic. It seems to validate
the hubris of the "Modernist" artists who saw their art as the apex, the
culmination of art -- with all other forms of art being of poorer quality,
etc. And that certainly is not the intent of pomo theorists. Maybe in a
hundred years or so, "Modern Art" will be called something else and "Postmodern
Art" something else as well -- if for no other reason than people will tire of
referring to "popopopopomo." Yipes!