Avant-Garde means pushing boundaries of art, music or culture, in a way bending the rules of something, being abstract. It means straying from the status quo, or being different.

What is Avant-Garde?

Avant-Garde in art new or experiments of ideas and techniques are created.

Avant-garde in music, film, photography:

--almost interchangable with the word abstract

--challenging what is accepted as normal


--can be conceptual or freeform

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Avant-Garde comes from the French root words "Van" and "Garde." In English, these two roots create the word "Vanguard." The Vanguard were a small group of people that would go ahead of an army and choose a path that they should follow or not follow, therefore giving the definition given in Persepolis.

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China Avant-Garde

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The China Avant-Garde is an organization that sells 'the finest Chinese contemporary art'


Examples of Avant-Garde Photography from flickr.com

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Because the veils were still new to Marji she was unsure what to think since she was born in to a religious family.

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Avant-garde (pronounced [avɑ̃gaʁd] in French) 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 art, culture, and politics.
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 of modernism, as distinct from postmodernism. However, this is not true in the case of music as many pieces are still being released which are generally considered avant-garde in popular culture.[2] Many artists have aligned themselves with the avant-garde and still continue to do so, tracing a history from Dada to the Situationists to postmodern artists such as the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E writers in the 1980's to many art collectives in the external image avant_garde.jpg