Friday, November 28, 2008

Avant-Garde Vigor

(or whatever one construes to be the leading edge of aesthetic thinking at a given time) tends to dilute over time, and so must/ be refreshed if the art it addresses is to remain vital mainly because there always is a general culture ready to put any new thinking to its own uses and into its favorite boxes, and no one has yet (or is ever likely to) construct an aesthetic some general culture cannot absorb. Nonetheless, valuable insights are not lacking. In issue 8 of Action Yes is an article by Robert Archambeau about Per Bäckström's analyis of the central movements since the Nineteenth Century with a nod to Renato Poggioli and with further insights of his own. At the core of this article is the acceptance of linguistic entropy. - Rho00227

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