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Representations of Urban Modernity: Modernism, Postmodernism, and Anti-Modernism (to the discussion of Urs Fischer's “Big Clay N 4”)

Rodkin P.E.


Urs Fischer's sculpture “Big Clay N 4”, installed in 2021 in Moscow, is analyzed as a representation of a certain type of modernity and considered within the meaningful cultural oppositions: past – present – future, modern – non-modern, etc. This problematization identifies three types of actual urban modernity and their corresponding objects and works, outlines the possibility of conceptual distinction between backward and avant-garde modernism.


anti-modernism; Big Clay N 4; modernity; backward modernism; avant-garde modernism; postmodernism; modernity; Urs Fischer.

DOI: 10.31249/hoc/2023.02.13

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