HISTORY, HISTORICISM AND THE TEMPORALITIES OF THE AVANT-GARDE
This talk, set within e d’ambiente by Jean-Michel Wicker and Michael Kleine, looks at the avant-garde not as a failed ‘event,’ but an ongoing research programme of social/asocial strategies. That is, modes of collective practice and learning, and conceptualizing affects, that continually challenge the prevailing logic of market and institution alike.
John Roberts is Professor of Art & Aesthetics at the University of Wolverhampton. Recent books include: The Art of Interruption: Realism, Photography and the Everyday; The Philistine Controversy (with Dave Beech); Philosophizing the Everyday; The Necessity of Errors / Die Notwendigkeit von Irrtumen and Revolutionary Time and the Avant-Garde.