Avant-garde Performance & the Limits of Criticism

Avant-garde Performance & the Limits of Criticism

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Avant-Garde Performance and the Limits of Criticism looks at the American avant-garde during the Cold War period, focusing on the interrelated questions of performance practices, cultural resistance, and the politics of criticism and scholarship in the U.S. counterculture. This groundbreaking book examines the role of the scholar and critic in the cultural struggles of radical artists and reveals how avant-garde performance identifies the very limits of critical consideration. It also explores the popularization of the avant-garde: how formerly subversive art is eventually discovered by the mass media, is gobbled up by the marketplace, and finds its way onto the syllabi of college and university courses. This book is a timely and significant book that will appeal to those interested in avant-garde literary criticism, theater history, and performance studies.Richard Howard (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1989), 14. 7. Which is not to imply that internal debate about art and art institutions isna#39;t signia€¹cant and productive work, only that it tends to foreclose larger questions of political action. ... Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000). I should also mention Jack Burnham, whose essay a€œProblems of Criticism, a€ in Idea Art: A Critical Anthology, ed. Gregoryanbsp;...

Title:Avant-garde Performance & the Limits of Criticism
Author:Mike Sell
Publisher:University of Michigan Press - 2008


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