The Avant-Garde in Dry Dock

Carman Moore

Nov 9, 1972

The Avant-Garde in Dry Dock


Carman Moore, "The Avant-Garde in Dry Dock."
Village Voice (November 9, 1972):47.

This writer attempts to put the 1970s' avant-garde in a historical context of the 1950s and 1960s, and discusses at length what she sees as its current failings, including the artist-audience relationship. She praises works by Woody Vasulka, Shirley Clark, and Charlotte Moorman, whose efforts to "hustle the straight world for some concessions to the arts" are seen as the "freshest (and most hopeful, perhaps) aspect of the avant-garde ideal."