An avant-garde man is like an enemy inside a city he is bent on destroying, against which he rebels; for like any system of government, an established form of expression is also a form of oppression. The avant-garde man is the opponent of an existing system.
The avant-garde makes more sense to me.
Avant-garde music is sort of research music. You're glad someone's done it but you don't necessarily want to listen to it.
I hate the terminology of "costume" because my clothes are not costumes at all. I think they're high fashion, avant-garde, and more couture, definitely, and yes, some of my pieces are not particularly wearable, but I wouldn't say they're costumes, I'd say they're more couture.
Life is difficult for those who have the daring to first set out on an unknown road. The avant-garde always has a bad time of it.
Music is a continuum and the modern and avant-garde composers of today will be part of the standard repertoire 30 years from now.
Physicists are more like avant-garde composers, willing to bend traditional rules... Mathematicians are more like classical composers.
I've always liked pop music. There was a bit of a misunderstanding with the avant-garde rock scene, because I think I was sort of swimming the wrong way, really.
It's very schizophrenic because I like a lot of very straight pop, like Small Faces, Stones, Kinks; and on the other hand, I like a lot of avant garde things.
To some degree, yeah, because I have to play a certain number of originals that might be considered avant-garde material. I realize though, that only a few people in the audience actually know what that music is, or understand it.
I was a student at Harvard, and that's where I learned about so-called avant-garde music. Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionism and painting were well known at this time.
The only place Avant Garde looks good is in the words Avant Garde.
I like fantasy. I like horror, science fiction because I can get avant-garde with those performances in those movies.
We must revolutionize our optical perception. We must remove the veil from our eyes.
Avant-garde is French for bullshit
The room is there for the human being - not the human being for the room.
If I paint like a barbarian, it's because we live in a barbarous age
Art is art. Everything else is everything else.
Life is like Avant Garde. It will make you uncomfortable, and leave the room. But always remember to come back and watch the artist bow.
Avant-garde means never having to say you're sorry.
More than a rejection or dissolution of the past, avant-garde originality is conceived as a literal origin, a beginning from ground zero, a birth.
The avant-garde in every field consists of the lonely, the friendless, the uninvited. All progress is the product of the unpopular.
It's high time for the art world to admit that the avant-garde is dead. It was killed by my hero, Andy Warhol, who incorporated into his art all the gaudy commercial imagery of capitalism (like Campbell's soup cans) that most artists had stubbornly scorned.
It's important that you think of your relationship with the world and the way you can express that world and that you not be stopped if it scandalizes or embarrasses; but you must not look for scandal or for the avant-garde as a thing in itself.
No matter how much people in fashion think we're so cool and avant-garde, for most fashion people, creativity is quite taboo.
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