Minimal Requirements of the Post-War Avant-Garde of the 1960s
Author: Ørum, Tania
Source: Avant Garde Critical Studies, Neo-Avant-Garde, Edited by David Hopkins. Editorial Assistant Anna Katharina Schaffner , pp. 145-160(16)
Abstract:This essay draws attention to minimalism as an important current in the post-war (or so-called neo-) avant-garde. Minimalism forms a bridge from post-war modernism to the avant-garde movements of the 1960s, and also picks up the tradition from the pre-war or so-called "historical" avant-garde movements. It opens the door to cross-aesthetic experiments and to the physical and/or social context. Taking the example of the Danish Experimental School of Art, the essay argues that the history of the post-war avant-gardes cannot be written from a national perspective, but should adopt a multilinear and transnational view.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1 October 2006
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