Preservation, Radicalism, and the Avant-Garde Canon

  • Editors
  • Rebecca Ferreboeuf
  • Fiona Noble
  • Tara Plunkett

Part of the Avant-Gardes in Performance book series (AGP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Staging The Avant-Gardes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rebecca Ferreboeuf, Fiona Noble, Tara Plunkett
      Pages 3-12
    3. James M. Harding, Mike Sell
      Pages 13-29
  3. Curating The Avant-Gardes

  4. On the Margins of the Avant-Gardes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-69
    2. Kimberly Jannarone
      Pages 87-110
    3. Ricki O’Rawe
      Pages 111-128
  5. Rereading the Avant-Garde

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-131
    2. Patricia Allmer
      Pages 171-187
  6. Categorizing the Avant-Gardes

  7. Closing the Curtain on the Avant-Gardes?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. John McCulloch
      Pages 253-261
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 263-277

About this book


Preservation, Radicalism, and the Avant-Garde Canon interrogates the contemporary significance of the avant-garde. The contributors question the role of academia and exhibition cultures in redefining, reshaping, preserving, and transmitting the products of this historical phenomenon. Such contemporary scholarly and exhibition-based exploration institutionalizes avant-garde productions and, in doing so, threatens the potency of the avant-garde which relies on its marginal position.  This volume brings together case studies to examine what constitutes the avant-garde canon.


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