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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
... am. Art is freedom. My heroes in the avant-garde were my “uncle” Jackson Pollack, who gave the gift of free bodily movement in the work, my “grandfather” Marcel Duchamp, who gave me the gift of renaming or moving a simple object from one context to another and reinventing the whole meaning...
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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
... of Beauty: Cultures of Resistance since the Sixties . London : Verso . Nochlin Linda . 1968 . “ The Invention of the Avant-Garde: France, 1830–80 .” In Avant-Garde Art , edited by Hess Thomas B. Ashbery John , 1 – 24 . New York : Macmillan . Petegorsky David W. (1940...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of the historical avant-garde. The very identity of aesthetic images was in part linked to capacity for making strange (Shklovsky 1917) . 2 In our current, profoundly disturbed, cultural condition, no effect of documentation can register upon our numbed and brutalized sensibility. The “real” and the “symbolic...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 301–314.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and a comedy, too, a certain comedy—well, what he himself called the comedy that doesn’t make you laugh. 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...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 351–374.
Published: 01 November 2008
...; the demonstrations at the August 1968 Democrats’ Convention; and the demonstrations at the August 1972 Republicans’ Convention. © BERG 2008 PRINTED IN THE UK 2008 Allen Ginsberg Vietnam avant-garde counterculture media possibility Watergate In May 1963 the poet Allen Ginsberg began an extensive...
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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 (2023) 19 (2): 294–296.
Published: 01 July 2023
...). But the value prerogative also includes the avant-garde, the radical and the ideologically or fundamentally creative, as the subsequent discussion of Allucquére Roseanne Stone's pathbreaking ACTLab suggests (177). This is the point at which the authors place the hybrid lab itself at the center of cultural...
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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
... indifference It is no coincidence that the musical thought of the author of Soundproof Room (2001) pivoted on the figure of John Cage. While at various points in his career he devoted reflections to the work of visionary avant-garde composers such as Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, and Edgard Varèse...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
...: 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 shocks the bourgeoisie out...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 261–287.
Published: 01 July 2023
... has been described as “a period of accelerated commercialization, of decolonization and—in the context of advanced aesthetic practice and thought—of considered reassessment of the effects and legacies of the modernist avant-garde” (Martin 2005 : 4). Modernity in this period was transformed by wartime...
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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
... universes, infancy, the inhuman, the sublime—and yes, the “postmodern.” Similar to the logic of what he calls the avant-garde, each new path avoids familiar and comforting idioms (often even those of his own invention), experimenting instead with the categories through which thinking ought to proceed...
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Cultural Politics (2024) 20 (1): 75–91.
Published: 01 March 2024
... of survival and projection help frame aspects of sonic cultures, often identified by avant-garde practices but by no means limited to them. Of particular interest are practices of hearing that imply posthumous cultures. They do so by exceeding restrictive concepts of subjectivity and dismantling the cultural...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 314–332.
Published: 01 November 2021
... . (1969) 1998 . Signs and Meaning in the Cinema . London : British Film Institute . Wollen Peter . 1975a . “ ‘Ontology’ and ‘Materialism’ in Film .” Screen 17 , no. 1 : 7 – 23 . Wollen Peter . 1975b . “ The Two Avant Gardes .” Studio International 190 , no. 978 : 171...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 358–371.
Published: 01 November 2019
... . The New Face of Political Cinema: Commitment in French Film since 1995 . New York : Berghahn . Owen Jonathan . 2014 . “ From Buñuel to the Barbarogenius: Surrealist and Avant-Garde Traditions in the Films of Dušan Makavejev .” Studies in Eastern European Cinema 5 , no. 1 : 3 – 15...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 34–47.
Published: 01 March 2017
... as what could be. The difficulty is that this can be subsumed as style rather than content, so that the avant-garde’s negation is not negative enough: “The form itself was stabilized as a new content” and then absorbed by the market ( Marcuse 1998 : 203). If antagonistic culture is an exit from...