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The legacy of the avant-garde – the essay I didn’t need to write

Is a 21st-century avant-garde possible? Introduction “It is we, artists, that will serve as your avant-garde.” (Rodrigues Olinde, 1825, ‘L’artiste, le savant et l’industriel ‘, quoted in Matei Calinescu Five Faces of Modernity: Avant-Garde, Decadence, Kitsch, Postmodernism) In this essay … Continue reading

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Does InstaFaceTwit make everyone an artist?

Joseph Beuys famously declared on a number of occasions in the 1970s that ‘Every human being is an artist.’  I wonder what he would say in 2017? I think he’d say the same thing. Everyone is an artist. Oh yes … Continue reading

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