Sam Gathercole Reading- extra credit

I disagree with the statement of Marxist Fredric Jameson that the  avant-garde is “inappropriate” for the 1970s. I feel that the 70’s were a time perhaps not as chaotic as the 60’s but was still a decade of change and experimentation in society and the art world. I think avant-garde art would have been a good way to express personal emotions about the happenings in society and a way to spread awareness through art, maybe even by using propaganda in art. Therefore I would say that I do agree with the argument of Bertolt Brecht that Jameson was reevaluating. Avant-Garde strays away from the norm and during a time of such change and hostility and war aftermath, I would say it is a fitting genre for the era.

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