Context & Identity in Contemporary Hungarian Art

Reimagining the near past and constructing local identities. A Fulbright project by Linnea West (2012-13)

Avant-garde becomes anachronistic

quotesY“At one stroke, ‘avant-garde’ ceased to be a positive or negative value judgement; its emotive charge had evaporated while the militant mentality that functioned in terms of polar contrasts and ideological opposition, dealing blow for blow, suddenly became anachronistic.”

-Gabor Andrasi and Andras Zwickl, “Contemporary Art in the Nineties,” The History of Hungarian Art in the 20th Century


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This entry was posted on October 18, 2012 by in Quote.

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