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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2009
... underestimated by art historians in terms of its impact on the changes in local artistic production, vis-à-vis the historical avant-garde and abstraction. In the introduction to this provocative book, Cohen argues that “there were significant developments in wartime life that the memory of the revolution should...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
... to the same techno-utopianism as their 1960s iterations, and the same military-industrial allegiances that tainted the earlier projects continue to underpin twenty-first-century collaborations. © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 art and technology labs US avant-garde Cold War MIT LACMA Experiments...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 14–23.
Published: 01 March 2020
... as a self-described maintenance artist. What life events and emotions led you to write it? Mierle Laderman Ukeles: I had struggled for many years to be an artist. It was a long journey to know that that’s what I am. Art is freedom. My heroes in the avant-garde were my “uncle” Jackson Pollack, who...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 246–248.
Published: 01 July 2021
... the historical avant-garde, while also leading a charge to dismantle the state in terms that its new ideologues like Steve Bannon claim to borrow from Vladimir Lenin. In this context, earnest artworks speaking truth to power are brushed aside by post-truth cynicism, while satirical interventions also fall flat...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 July 2014
... was imagined as a world of collective values ( Clark 1999 : 9). This is supported by histories of modernist planning and architecture ( Hatherley 2008 ). Avant-gardes relied on a privileged awareness of future social directions, that is, as leaders of society to a new dawn. Meanwhile, art relied increasingly...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., responsibility, engagement. We are far from the era of the early twentieth-century avant-garde. In place of the act of making strange, or de-familiarization, so banalized as shock-effect tactics in the last century, Jaar’s Lament shows the need for refamiliarization , an act of connection and association...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 301–314.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... These are entirely avant-garde categories, then, which explain very well why Flaubert, a product, according to the literary histories, of a realist age, always seems in reality like an absolutely avant-garde writer. In other words, in the end, everyone and everything that has to do with literature today has...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 351–374.
Published: 01 November 2008
... the 1960s onward “the cultural politics of avant-gardists intersected at key points with the ideals of Cold War liberals” ( Hobbs 1997: 123 ). Writing in 1991, Ginsberg remained adamant that “The avant-garde has a healthy role to play in any culture” (1991: 499). Overturning social power in general...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
... reference above to “the most modern aesthetic thinking” and the “spiritual idea of form” indicate the conjuncture of 1920s early, and utopian, avant-garde art in which he was writing ( Panofsky [1927] 1997 : 153–54, n. 73). Panofsky then indicates perspective’s role in the service of power: “The history...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 147–170.
Published: 01 July 2020
... of society’s understandings of itself as it changes. . . . They sometimes generate new ways of understanding the complexities of the human condition.” Protestors, then, are practitioners of the avant-garde, divided from their brethren at the vanguard of the art world by only a paper-thin margin. In coining...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 170–187.
Published: 01 July 2013
... of visionary avant-garde composers such as Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, and Edgard Varèse, Jean-François Lyotard always returned to Cage, the man who changed the course of music history in 1951 by visiting a Harvard anechoic chamber and discovering, in his own words, that “there is no such thing as silence...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
... proclaimed by Hegel (1952: 523, 546) , opened a new space in human consciousness: the sublime. Burke problematized this affective tension, Kant transcendentalized it and in a postmodern turn it was “rephrased” by Jean-François Lyotard as the ambiguous rationale of the avant-garde art that methodically...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
... a globally representative selection, with a good number hailing from nations that have developed historically outside the Western avant-garde and its devaluation of art made in the service of state, church, and class propaganda. With Lida Abdul from Afghanistan; Adel Abidin from Iraq; Diana Al-Hadid from...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 107–116.
Published: 01 July 2013
... the opening it announces, because in this opening lies the possibility of raising the question of reality anew. The sublime not only opens a space for the artistic inquiry that Lyotard associates with the avant-garde (1984, app.; “Argumentation and Presentation,” 138) and thus for a kind of embracing...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 314–332.
Published: 01 November 2021
... in film semiotics and radical politics with the avant-garde or modernist filmmaking of the time—associated with the likes of Peter Gidal, Michael Snow, and Malcolm Le Grice—which, despite its highly abstracted and often “nonrepresentational” imagery, was afforded a degree of revolutionary value...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 358–371.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and consumer are familiar to arguments concerning the politics of modernist aesthetics. Indeed, Owen positions Makavejev as an exemplar modernist avant-garde filmmaker precisely because his films attempt to make the spectator as responsible for the production of meaning as the filmmaker. According to Owen...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 34–47.
Published: 01 March 2017
... to classical verse was a rupture. Barry Katz observes that the language of resistance poets increasingly departed from that of the avant-garde as “their use of the classical vocabulary, paraphernalia, and rituals of love” became the “artistic-political a priori of their work” (1982: 123). Paradoxically...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 296–312.
Published: 01 November 2013
... a new modernist national identity. While this condition could not be constructed as part of his moment of radical historical change, his agenda did make an avant-garde possible in India at that time. This has had far-reaching consequences in developing an idea of the contemporary in India, at least...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 227–232.
Published: 01 July 2013
...,” which is necessarily unpresentable, inexhibitable, that is testified to in the works of contemporary painters, or the avant-garde, Lyotard remarks in The Inhuman , is the only thing “worthy of what is at stake in life and thought in the coming century” ( 1991 : 127). In the wake of an argument advanced...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2017
... (double printing, for example), again, without encoding for reflection on the medium itself. Double printing, vignettes, filters, and self-conscious mimicry of other genres are frequently deployed in avant-garde film, but there it is the occasion—the event of an avant-garde screening—that encodes...