File spoon-archives/avant-garde.archive/avant-garde_1996/96-11-03.013, message 10


Date: Sat, 7 Sep 1996 23:08:18 -0400
Subject: Re: When is traditional.... avant-garde?


>  Discussion of the avant-gardes (or
>>Enlightenment culture in general) returns to the extent of their
>>complicit excitement in the "all that is solid melts into air" of
>>capital.
>
>Thisattitude one has to remember at one time was "progressive."
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> >And the extent to which any personal or collective act of
>>creation is complicit in capital's permanent novelty.
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>Seemingly arises out of the fact that at one time the use and parodying of
>capitalist modes as  interventionist forms within a cultural field that was
>lagging behind the conditions of material culture were still productive.
>The fact is that such practices now themselves represent the lag.
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What does "parodying of capitalist modes as inerventionist forms within the
cultural field that was lagging behind...." etc. mean? Could you be more to
the point?



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