While avant-gardists tend to be perversely naive about politics,
Avril Lavigne is starting to remind me of that mom from the old Chucke E. Cheese commercial. You know the one? Where the mom is trying to be all cool and hip and trying to placate to what she thinks her kids find “cool.” Like she turns her mom-cut into a mohawk and wears a tie-dye onesie or some shit.
Yeah Avril Lavigne reminds me of that mom from that Chucke E. Cheese commercial.
This shock value makes the avant-garde look more important than it really is.
Aside from such direct links, every avant-garde has proclaimed it would change the world by changing consciousness through art. That claim is beginning to look pretty ridiculous now.
the avant garde is the artistic equivalent of planned obsolescence.
Perpetually caught in the newness/ fashion syndrome, the avant-garde seeks to impose a new norm, but once that norm is accepted—even within its prescribed audience—it abandons the standard.