Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

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Today everyone innovates. Deliberately, methodically. And the innovations are deliberately and methodically made startling. Only it now turns out not to be true that all startling art is necessarily innovative or new art…It has become apparent that art can have a startling impact without really being or saying anything startling—or new. The character itself of being startling, spectacular, or upsetting has become conventionalized, part of safe good taste.

Clement Greenberg, “Avant Garde Attitudes”

Written by nevalalee

May 31, 2017 at 7:30 am

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