Jan 3, 2015

Inching Forward | 2015

:: BE BACKWARD IN COMING FORWARD! #avantgarde 
(excerpts) 

Enough of half penny truths! 
Old trash from your hearts erase! 
Streets for paint-brushes we'll use, 
our palettes - squares with their wide open 
space.
-Mayakovsky, 1918 
“Order to the Army of Arts”

While we dawdle and quarrel 
In search of fundamental answers 
All things yell: 
“Give us new forms!” 

There are no fools today 
to crowd open-mouthed round a maestro 
and await his pronouncement. 
Comrades 
give us a new form of art - 
an art 
that will pull the republic out of the mud! 
-Mayakovsky, 1921 
“Order No.2 to the Army of the Arts”


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