Monday, January 26, 2009

Avant-Garde vs. Wannabe Avant-Tard

Dada, 1916:

We didn’t survive a mud filled trench, mustard gassings, and a worldwide influenza pandemic so that some community college “profs” could ham it up at a trade show.

Flarf, 2008:

Photo by Annie Leibovich for Vanity Fare at the Walker Art Center

Sharon Mesmer is wearing a shirt from The Gap, jeans from Calvin Klein, and Louis Ferragamo boots. K. Silem Mohammad is wearing a jacket and slacks from Banana Republic and a shirt from Today’s Man in New York. Nada Gordon is wearing is wearing a dress from Dress Barn, shoes by Miu Miu, and bracelets from a tourist shop in Chinatown. Gary Sullivan is wearing a jacket and jeans from, and shoes from Barney's.

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