Everything New is New Again:  The (Neo-)Avant-Garde

class 7 (oct. 16)

Modern art:  art that is original, new, advanced, difficult, in opposition to tradition or contemporary norms; avant-garde art.


  • What does it mean to be avant-garde?  
  • Once the avant-garde is integrated into museums and art history text books does the idea lose its power?
  • What are the politics of the avant-garde?
  • What is the relationship between style and the avant-garde?
  • How important is originality?  Can something be both original and a repetition?

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