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Refers to art movements that seek to contradict typical Modernist ideas and
beliefs. Conceptual, installation, and video arts are typically considered Postmodern in
nature. Many consider the shift from Modern to Postmodern to have been around in the
early 1900s in Europe and the late 1950s in the United States, with Pop Art and
Minimalism being some of the artistic precursors to Postmodernism. Most of Postmodern
art is centered around the goals of recycling past styles and ideas in modern contexts,
appropriation, and of breaking the barrier between high and low arts.

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