Postmodernism and artistic avant-gardes

  • Aleš Erjavec


In the article the author deals with the question whether we can today, in the age of postmodernism still relevantly speak of avant-garde art. In author's opinion such art retains today only some of its previous importance. Also, the politicised avant- garde art, typical for some of the historic artistic avant- gardes and the neoavant-gardes has disappeared. The origins of the aims of avant-garde art can be traced to Romanticism, with the present »weak« artistic avant-gardes being devoid of many of the previous key features, the essential of which were linked to the eschatological nature of the often concurrent political avant-gardes. This situation has consequences also for aesthetics.


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Erjavec A. Postmodernism and artistic avant-gardes. FV [Internet]. 2016Jan.20 [cited 2020May31];13(1). Available from: