The Avant-Garde Hero

The avant-garde not only negates the theory of individual production but also that of individual reception...Given the avant-gardiste intention to do away with art as a sphere that is separate from the praxis of life, it is logical to eliminate the antithesis between producer and recipient.

Peter Bürger, “Theory of the Avant-Garde” in Theory and History of Literature, Volume 4, (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1984), 53.

Notes: Art is life. Art is ordinary. There is no separation between art and life. But there should be. Art should save people from their own lives.

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