About The Name

Post·mod·ern  { pōs(t)ˈmädərn }, adj.

  1. Subsequent to or coming later than that which is modern: “The illusionary nature of postmodern life”

Zest  { zĕst }, n.

  1. Flavor or piquancy: A spice that lends zest to the sauce.
  2. Interest or excitement: “A spiral staircase always adds zest to a setting” (P. J. O’Rourke).
  3. The outermost part of the rind of an orange, lemon, or other citrus fruit, used as flavoring: Added a pinch of grated zest.

Post·mod·ern Zest  { pōs(t)ˈmädərn zĕst }, n.  

  1. An online art blog which seeks to inform others in a fun, fresh way about Contemporary Art and break down the invisible barriers that make art seem intimidating to most people: Postmodern Zest helped me view contemporary art in a much more accessible way! 
A photo of a very zesty orange Fanta, a potential homage to pop artists like Andy Warhol or his modern Moroccan counterpart, Hassan Hajjaj.

The name itself for the website came about as the result of my friend Nojan and I brainstorming ideas for an obnoxious make-believe fashion line called, “Millennial Intellectual.” Scattered among the names of our imagined perfume/cologne collection were options such as “Benevolent Elitism,” “Ironic Social Entrepreneurship,” and “Irreverent Start-Up Culture.” But my personal favorite, the Chanel No. 5 to my contemporary-art-loving Marilyn Monroe, was, as you might have guessed,

“Postmodern Zest.”