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By Marc James Leger

Courageous New Avant Garde is a set of essays that ask the questions: what's an sufficient version of latest avant garde perform and what are its theoretical premises? With this it asks the similar query, echoing Alain Badiou: needs to the avant garde speculation be deserted? courageous New Avant Garde stands towards postmodern post-politics and the view that radical perform has no different destiny than its aid to the workings of the unfastened marketplace within the type of the "simple technique of cultural production" or to adaptations at the cultural politics of illustration. Today's avant garde, shaped within the wake of the tip of the Soviet Union and the increase of the anti-globalization stream, represents a counter-power that rejects the inevitability of capitalist integration. the best way out for artists in today's global of artistic industries is outlined in those pages as a psychoanalytically expert sinthomeopathic perform, a serious identity with triumphing stipulations of creation that avoids the excess delight in the ideology of postmodern pluralism.

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