Conclusion. Avant- Gardes, Revolutions, and Aesthetics
ALEŠ ERJAVEC
I will start this conclusion by presenting reasons for not paying more atten-
tion to the Dada movement within the European avant- garde. I will then
turn to revolution, and will finally discuss the recent avant-garde movements.
The Avant- Gardes
In the nineteenth century one doesn’t often encounter avant- garde art; rather,
one encounters revolutionary art, much of which remains within the frame
of traditional representational art and involves “content- based commitment”
(as opposed to the formal “commitment” exemplified by the specific use of
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