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Phoenix VI - phoenix giving dude the only falls in love withrobots advice - do not need the phoenix blood because oftechnology○Phoenix goes away he does not want to beimmortal??○Has an offspring - a robot?????○Kills a human?????Avant-Gardism-Military term - group that went ahead to the front lines → appropriated for art world: artists that were ahead of their time-Typically young, small groups speculate on what is going to happen in the future - antagonist to their world - school, government-Protest for a better world-Not organized as profit making groups-Did not appeal to anyone to buy their art-Wanted to disturb and shock people with their art-Manifesto: short proclamation that proclaims what the avant-garde vows to do(?)-Dynamic approach to making artFamous Avant-garde●Gutai 1954-1972○Means concreteness○Eg. Wrestling with mud●Mono-ha 1968-1972○School of the thing○Focused on thingsMr.Yoshihara●A patreon - supported the artists●Did not like normal art??
○It wasn’t real? - fraudulence●Art of the past was immoral - deception ●“Gutai does not alter matter”Shiraga Kazuo, Challenging Mud, 1955●Ordered Mud to make urban walls●Kneeded the mud → set it out in the parking lot●Called the press●Wrestled with the mud●Mud spread out in a pattern●Bring out the quality of mudShima Moko●Oil paint in glass bottles●Throws the bottle → explode in dif directions and hit the canvas●Element of chanceForensics●How were Gutai paintings made?Shuraga, Shu Kongo, 1987●Put pain on the canvas → used his feet tospread the paint around ●Get rid of the paint brush - it was an interference●Direct body action●Became a monk later - shugendoTanaka Atsuko, Electric Dress, 1956●Handpainted lightbulbs●110 pounds●Wore it ●Compared to Astro boy - antithesis●People afraid of her electrocuting herself●commercialization of propaganda●Electronic circuitMono-ha
-Similar focus on material more arduous(?) attitude-Just let it be-Non-art - opposed to the ethos of artSekine Nobuo, Phase - Mother Earth, 1968●Cylindrical form of dirt●Hole next to it where the dirt came from●Just moved the earth●Minimal intervention of the object●Dirt transferred as is●Materiality of the result of the work○Smell of dirtSekine Nobuo, Phase - Sponge, 1968●Shaped as a cylinder●Set a heavy piece of steel ontop → compressedthe sponge●Minimal transformationSekine Nobuo, Phase Nothingness - Oil Clay, 1969●Chunks of oil clay●Started to look crazy(?) ripping pieces off●Couldn’t tell if artist making the oil clay or oil claymaking the artistSuga Kishio, Infinite Situation I (window), 1970 / 2012●At a museum●Conditions established by the limitations of the object in relation to its environment
●Also did it in LALee UFan, Relatum, steel, glass, stone, 1968/69●Korean became leader(?) of mono-ha???