Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Seminar notes 3.2.10

Defining the avant-garde.


Understand the term avant-garde.

Question the way art/design education relies on the concept of avant-garde.

Understand the related concept of ‘art for arts sake’

Avant-garde – advancing guard.

Art and design – progressive, innovative, popular discourse.

Annotating critical text!

Photocopy sections of books.

Carefully reading and highlighting text.

Ring words that are important or you don’t understand to look up later.

Draw links.

Scan in and put on blog.

Kitsch is rubbish culture.

People in high culture tending to sway toward kitsch too.

Snobbery to kitsch.

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