The Object of Performance. The American Avant-Garde since 1970

The avant-garde movement has raised the hackles of many critics and art lovers, though for others it has wrought a significant change in the object-viewer relationship. Sayre argues that the avant-garde movement has shifted the focus from object to audience through the element of performance and that this shift has opened new and broader relationships between the two. His analysis is intriguing and thorough; it also demonstrates, perhaps unintentionally, the muddled thinking and manipulation that surrounds many avant-garde artists and their works.

Text: Sayre Henry M.. cm 16,5×23; pp. 308; COL and BW; paperback. Publisher: The University of Chicago Press, Chicago , 1989.

ISBN: 9780226735580| 0226735583

ID: AM-1513

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The avant-garde movement has raised the hackles of many critics and art lovers, though for others it has wrought a significant change in the object-viewer relationship. Sayre argues that the avant-garde movement has shifted the focus from object to audience through the element of performance and that this shift has opened new and broader relationships between the two. His analysis is intriguing and thorough; it also demonstrates, perhaps unintentionally, the muddled thinking and manipulation that surrounds many avant-garde artists and their works.

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