Preaching to the converted – Victoria and Albert Museum

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culture. Perhaps this is especially true of

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those dealing with the contemporary visual arts, committed as these still are to the myth of ‘avant-gardism’. One problem google_ad_client = "ca-pub-3967079123942817"; that immediately presents itself, of course, is that this myth is not itself contemporary – it is

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rooted in the very earliest years of the century before ours, and first blossomed before //--> the outbreak of World War I. The myth has become so diversified in the course of more than a century of growth that what is indisputably avant garde today has become very difficult to define. One man’s ‘avant garde’ can easily be his neighbour’s idea of ho-hum, follow-my-leader conservatism.

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the 20th century avant garde was rather specifically a

championship of the radically new distinguished them from the mass. There is also the fact that the now-classical avant-garde art movements initially embraced right wing politics more enthusiastically than they did left wing ones. This was the case with Italian Futurism, the most publicised of


the early avant-gardes. Later, when avant-garde google_ad_slot = "7160667483"; artists began to identify with the left, it was nevertheless would-be mass movements, Nazism and Soviet Communism, which were particularly hostile to avant-garde art. When Surrealism tried to sustain an alliance with Communism, the relationship was always extremely uneasy.

Disobedient Objects at the V&A (until February 1st) shows that this uneasiness has not gone away. Housed in one of London’s most important google_ad_width = 970; museums, its organisers have gone to some lengths to emphasise its democratic status. It is free entry, like the rest of the permanent collection



unlike the other special exhibitions the museum offers
as part of its
regular programme), and it has been given an unusually long run – six months in all.


it offers is an anthology of objects connected will all sorts of anarchic projects, from the anti-nuclear protests at Greenham Common


in England, to the Mothers of google_ad_slot = "6023194682"; the

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kind of existing status

quo, made in many different contemporary societies src="//"> and national entities, democratic and non-democratic. Most of the objects concerned would not normally be classified as art, or even as craft or design. In fact, what one has here is a kind of religious treasury – the google_ad_slot = "8637400688"; holy relics of a number of

objects and histories together, and presenting them to an audience that never encounters them outside the mass media, makes the museum a site for difficult questions and tests it claim to be a public space.”


phrase that betrays something here is “never encounters them outside the mass media”. The assumption seems to be that what is experienced within the sanctified space of the museum must

necessarily be superior to the same thing experienced outside it. In other words, the official framework,

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just because it is

official, offers a validation unobtainable in the non-official google_ad_height = 90; circumstances in
which these ‘disobedient objects’ were first made. This paradox is a step too far. The objects concerned have, on google_ad_height = 90; the whole, no aesthetic value. They may have had force within the very specific contexts that provoked their production. But not here. They are dead fish on a slab. In an interview given is a world leading domain escrow service platform and ICANN-Accredited Registrar, with 6 years rich experience in domain name brokerage and over 300 million RMB transaction volume every year. We promise our clients with professional, safe and easy third-party service. The whole transaction process may take 5 workdays.

in conjunction with the show, Catherine Flood claimed that the items displayed had not been ‘museumified’ – her word, not mine. I beg to differ. That is exactly what has happened.

One reason for

this is the kind of public that great museums attract. They like to
pretend that they are for ‘everyone’, and this

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is indeed why, in /* xin-1 */ democratic Western
European societies, they are given large sums of taxpayers’ money. Any observant person knows, however, that this ‘everyone’ is not completely universal. Museums attract the kind of citizens every democracy would like to have, perhaps to the exclusion of other, more difficult cases. They pull in the bien pensants – people who get a nice glow from the idea of going there. Certainly not the bulk google_ad_client = "ca-pub-3967079123942817"; of the truly disadvantaged, the real outsiders. They get a much higher proportion of middle-class visitors than working-class ones, though this distinction is slowly breaking down.

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hands down. They

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know how to hit the public in the gut, and they operate in a fully public arena. You run up against them in your daily life, whether you want to or not.

What the museum does here is to try to organise the ‘disobedient’

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