Scouting the Desert of the Real: Avant-Gardism of the Avant-Pop

Authors

  • Mojca Krevel University of Ljubljana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/elope.7.1.61-72

Keywords:

historical/ahistorical Avant Gardes, Avant-Pop, Modernity, Postmodernity, institution of art, postindustrial capitalism

Abstract

The paper examines the legacy of the European historical Avant-Gardes from the perspective of the shift of paradigms immanent in the formation of the Postmodern epoch. The existing theories generally regard the Avant-Gardes as an unsuccessful attempt to redefine the function of art in the social, cultural and economic environment of the early 20th century. Examining the productivity and relevance of the historical Avant-Gardes from the perspective of the Avant-Pop, the first thoroughly Postmodern literary movement, I intend to show how the strategies of fragmentation and the breaking of organicity not only quintessentially defined the manner in which Modernity and its art came to an end, but how they also provided the basis forthe formation of culture and art that no longer functions according to Cartesian principles.

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Published

17. 05. 2010

How to Cite

Krevel, M. (2010). Scouting the Desert of the Real: Avant-Gardism of the Avant-Pop. ELOPE: English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries, 7(1), 61-72. https://doi.org/10.4312/elope.7.1.61-72