I was tasked yesterday to gather imagery that reflects and represents the view off modernity in today’s society.
With an understanding of Modernism, I thought I had this covered but Modernity is the overwhelming concept and Modernism was just the term applied to the artistic albeit creative movement that was inspired under Modernity.
The list of the 6 images are as follow: 1. Rapid and continual change, 2. Unceasing accelerated production, 3. A transformed human being, 4. The dominance of the secular, 5. Global inequality, 6. Popular culture that speaks to post-modernity. With a lot of these topics being close to my heart and with reflection, part of my artist book, I have to say I was surprised with how these topics have be represented in a single image.
As usual, I benchmarked 6 images for each topic and then chose the one that I thought best represents my interpretation of how the negative and positive impacts of Modernity has affected the world.
1. Rapid and continual change2. Unceasing accelerated production 3. A transformed human being 4. The dominance of the secular 5. Global inequality
6. Popular culture that speaks to post-modernityI know that some people may see this as a more radical view of thinking, but really it isn’t and is supported in many current text books.
All images have been sourced from the web and I acknowledge that they are not my own, and have hyperlinks to take you to the original location of the image.