What Are We Here For? – Ikohaus
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As founder of the !kohaus Avant Garde art movement emanating out of my current hometown of Greenville, NC we must take this time to go over what is Avant Garde art. 


Let us begin with the definition from an uncollegiate source which I feel is the most accurate:

Avant-garde

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Love of Zero, 35mm film Robert Florey1928.jp

Avant-garde (French pronunciation: [avɑ̃ɡaʁd]) means “advance guard” or “vanguard“.[1] The adjective form is used in English to refer to people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to artculture, andpolitics.
Avant-garde represents a pushing of the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo, primarily in the cultural realm. The notion of the existence of the avant-garde is considered by some to be a hallmark ofmodernism, as distinct from postmodernism. Many artists have aligned themselves with the avant-garde movement and still continue to do so, tracing a history from Dada through the Situationists to postmodern artists such as theLanguage poets around 1981.[2]
We create in a non physical space and it is in the midst of this nexus that we relate to each other” by Master Wordsmith Michael Kendrick Brown.
 
 
As an Avant-garde artist I believe that the artist must become an integral part of the community in which they live, rather than remaining aloof.


So I have decided to partner with an educator, Curtis Speller and we are developing a new project to work the youth, starting in Greenville, North Carolina.

November 21, 2011

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