Visual and Material Culture: Course

Avant-garde: Between the Historical and Futuristic

Livnat Aviv, Dr., Semester 1, Sunday, 16:30-18:00
Livnat Aviv, Dr., Semester 2, Sunday, 16:30-18:00
The Pro-Seminar will focus on readings of historical avant-gardes while viewing their influences on later artistic currents of the 20th’ and 21st centuries. We will try to understand what stood at the base of this radical phenomena led by pioneering artists who had turned their back to past traditions while inventing new ones. This never ending hurdling they have kept between past and present, tradition and Anti-Tradition, between Primitivism and Futurism places the Avant-garde as a unique essence inside the Modern, the Post- Modern and beyond.