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Here are a few common amalgamations that use 'post' to mark a new reference point:

modern art -> postmodern art

modern portfolio theory -> postmodern portfolio theory

This is all very intuitive. But suppose that we have a need to add another reference point to show that something is more recent than "post." I initially considered "post postmodern art," but the repetition of words comes off as slightly brute force. I'm hoping there is a more elegant solution for this.

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  • Are you asking specifically about art? Consider "contemporary art", or some other more specific art movement. If not, different disciplines will have different terminologies, and different cut-offs, but you could also use a date, e.g. post-1980 or post-2000. Really, unless you are talking about something that arose explicitly as a reaction to postmodernism and doesn't have any other identifying feature, you should consider a more descriptive term. – Stuart F Apr 1 at 14:11
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Perhaps, you could use cutting-edge to describe such things:

The latest or most advanced stage in the development of something.

researchers at the cutting edge of molecular biology

Stem cell experimentation, for example, is a complex, multifaceted enterprise that advances at the cutting edge of scientific understanding.

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