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Unformatted text preview: X. 6 May Peter Brger, Theory of the Avant-garde  -Art into life What is, for Peter Brger, the historical avant-garde? Dada, Surrealism, Russian avant-garde after October revolution What are the common features? -Do not reject individual artistic techniques and procedures of earlier art --But rather they reject that art in its entirety -Radical break with tradition. -In their most extreme manifestations, their primary target is art as an institution such as it has developed in bourgeois society What about cubism? -Part of historical avant-garde because it questions linear perspective that had prevailed since the RenaissanceBUT it doesnt share basic tendency: sublation of art in the praxis of life So, what is the institution against which dada, and the avant-garde, react? Important passages: -22/ distribution apparatus Status of art in bourgeoisie society as defined by the concept of autonomy -Brger draws heavily upon Marx, and trains his basic premise along Adam smiths theory of wealth and Marxs theory of labor -Adam smith: it is not specific forms of labor but labor as such that creates wealth. creates wealth....
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course ARCH 4.500 taught by Professor Lawrencesass during the Fall '08 term at MIT.
- Fall '08