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(ăn′tē-ärt′, ăn′tī-)
Art, specifically Dada, that rejects traditional art forms and theories.
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The artist's portraits are often referred to him as his 'anti-art' practice.
are anti-art, (10) made a neat distinction in her work, imbuing it with an intimacy entirely free of the personal, even of personality.
Dada: Art and Anti-Art, by Hans Richter, introduced and annotated by Michael White.
As the sober older brother of the fair it tames even the most anti-art establishment of collectives, be it CoBrA, the Viennese Actionists, or protagonists of the ICA's Independent Group, into serene fossils of museum-quality collectability.
They're very anti-art, Western culture, and they don't appreciate people like me."
As an anti-art movement, active in urban centers such as Zurich, Berlin, Paris, and New York, Dada reveled in provocations and nonsense, scatological humor and mischief.
Fleming interprets the scene as pointing "to a need to minimize the manipulation of language so that events can be seen as clearly as possible" not as suggesting "anti-art and turning everything on its head" as Tzara and his Dadaism declared (110).
After being established as an anti-art movement, the artists behind the mixing up of various artistic media ran a series of festivals in Paris, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, London and New York.
The conceptual art we know today has its source in the early 20th century anti-art movement of Dadaism and the work of Marcel Duchamp, who famously exhibited a urinal in 1917.
In the chapter on Dada, Elder moves beyond its historical contextualization in response to the traumas of the Great War and its characterization as an anti-art movement, to emphasize its vital "life principles" in the construction of new art and literature.
After the cafe, a life drawing session will be death-themed when Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School brings to The Victoria a mix of life drawing, drinking and burlesque.
In order to understand Oiticica's proposal, we need to refer to the concept of "anti-art".