What is Post Truth

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 13/12/2016
19:00 - 21:00

Location
The Thornbury Castle

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I’ve heard the term ‘Post Truth’ a few times recently but this is a genuine question, not a rhetorical title for a discussion.  I hope to read and otherwise encounter ideas, then other people label me and I can adjust or accept the name accordingly.

I have an understanding of what Modernism was, and a firm belief that it is over (this comes from my using painting as a prime example).  As I have argued before, this makes me post (two words) modernist even if I can’t accept the classification Postmodernist.

If Modernism was a series of ‘isms’ and Postmodernism abandons the idea of a Grand Narrative, then how can postmodernISM be the cure for a series of isms.  Is Post Truth and answer?  It sounds like a euphemism for hypocrisy!

If I (and you) are lucky at least part of this meeting will be under someone else’s control.

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At the official end of the meeting (21:00) or by email if you prefer, we will briefly discuss whether the format, content or any other aspect of meetings will change in 2017