File spoon-archives/avant-garde.archive/avant-garde_1998/avant-garde.9806, message 113

Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 13:50:13 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: response to Brad {was Re: avant-garde failing-fortune

On Mon, 29 Jun 1998, malgosia askanas wrote:

 How exactly do you see the intent of this 
> piece?
	If I am not mistaken (and I very well may be) the intent 
(consious or not) of this manifesto is to distinguish German Dada, ie H 
&H, from their colleagues, whom they condemn as being merely "art for 
arts sake." In other words, they play at making a political gesture in 
order to distinguish themselves artistically.
	I find this disingenuous because they are making an artistic 
point while pretending that their not.
	On the other hand, it is possible that this could be viewed as a 
certain intervention into politics, though it is written first and 
foremost for a literary/artistic milieu. ....that opens an interesting 
kettle of fish... it seems to me to be ultimately nihilist, but I guess 
that goes without saying?

	George Free		Toronto, Canada

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