Billy Childish and Charles Thomson, founders of the stuckism art movement instigated remodernism in 1999 with the remodernism manifesto. For a stuckist, the essence of sticking to something is to stay true or revive something. Remodernism is a return to parts of modernism. The idea was to breathe life into art and culture which the founders felt postmodernism had cynically deprived us all from.

In 2002, a remodernism exhibition was mounted in Albuquerque as accompanied by an essay from art professor, Kevin Radley, who purported that the movement was a renewal of artists working without the limitation of irony and cynicism, he also stated that there was an accepted sense of returning to beauty.

Related content: Stuckism, Young British Artists.

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