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Synonyms for avant-garde

Synonyms for avant-garde

any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)

radically new or original


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language poetry's avant-gardism, on the other hand, was a more historical one.
It is this imaginative approach to materials that imbues his 20th-century avant-gardism with the spirit of the contemporary.
Intellectual property is growing into a main concern for the Board, their investors, and Product Innovations Unit as they look for novel means to achieve value in a realm that inclines more and more toward a worldwide avant-gardism economy.
In her reading of the two different aesthetic attitudes, O'Brien argues that Kluge's avant-gardism provokes critical thinking while Roth's emphasis on the image aims merely to de-territorialize the accepted narrative structures, without offering any further inspection (183).
Keeping this debate open would mimic the manner in which, I suspect, the issue of avant-gardism remained an unsettled affair in the filmmaker's own mind right until the end of his career.
The art and literature especially indicate that the journal, without necessarily saying so, embraced a kind of feminist avant-gardism that was experimental and transgressive in form and substance, though often envisioning the need or possibility for social change.
Collectors, meanwhile, don't care as long as their oddly familiar acquisitions come swaddled in the rhetoric of avant-gardism and risk.
And yet, Silliman's notion "post-avant" is worth digging into, as well: he defines it at face value, saying, "The avant became the post-avant the minute poets began to think of themselves as part of a broader avant-garde tradition, given that avant-gardism is a fundamentally synchronic move within the arts and tradition is fundamentally diachronic, rendering 'avant-garde tradition' an oxymoron of practice" (2009).
Specific topics discussed include the fusion of artistic and political avant-gardism by the Gruppe Spur in Germany as a precursor to the counterculture of the West German `68ers, Alexander Trocchi and Situationism in the Netherlands, violence and spectacle in the history of England's anarchist-influenced Angry Brigade, African American music and political protest in the German Democratic Republic, and music as a vehicle for right-wing extremist politics in Britain and Germany, among other topics.
Hence his interest in recovering "The avant-gardism of Asian American poetry" that, he claims, "would 'disappear' for over a decade" and "would be reclaimed again only in the mid-1990s, in the wake of radical shifts in the reception of Asian American and experimental writing" (99).
Of course, Frank Zappa's combination of West Coast rock, jazz and serious avant-gardism isn't everyone's idea of an easy night out.
After flourishing in the 1920s, avant-gardism in all media became increasingly frowned upon by bureaucratic watchdogs who much preferred "Soviet realist" style--patriotic, propagandistic, often kitschily idealizing life under communist rule--to anything more adventuresome.
And in rock culture in particular and pop culture as a whole, "middling" between the extremes of proletarian rebellion and high-art avant-gardism has been stigmatized as inherently lame.
This change, of course, took the form of the celebrated death of avant-gardism and Led to the crystallization of postmodern ideas and the first manifestations of the pluralism that Rosenberg so acidly noted in the 1970s.
Italian futurism is the best example of an avant-gardism which tied its own formal experimentalism very closely to the dynamic of capitalist modernity, while the main current of Anglo-American modernism, as exemplified in the work of T.