"The question at the heart of these sixteen essays—alternately theoretically demanding, impishly elusive, stylistically impacted, and wholly absorbing—is this: what, in the context of contemporary politico-aesthetic practices, is the avant-garde, and how, if at all, can some version of it continue to exist in an historical moment when . . . everything is permitted, hence nothing is any longer possible?"—American Book Review
Avant-Post engages the question of whether or not avant-garde practice remains viable under the prevailing conditions of a whole series of “post-” ideologies, from Post-Modernism and Post-Structuralism, to Post-Historicism, Post-Humanism and Post-Ideology itself.
Contributors include a range of artists and theorists, such as Johanna Drucker, Michael S. Begnal, Lisa Jarnot, Ann Vickery, Christian Bök, Robert Archambeau, Mairead Byrne, R.M. Berry, Trey Strecker, Keston Sutherland, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Robert Sheppard, Bonita Rhoads, Vadim Erent, Laurent Milesi, and Esther Milne.
Louis Armand is the author of eight novels, including Breakfast at Midnight and The Combinations. Selections of his work also appear in the Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry and Best Australian Poems. In 2009 his screenplay Clair Obscur received honourable mention at the Trieste International Film Festival. He is presently an editor of the international magazine VLAK: Contemporary Poetics and the Arts.
Distributed for Litteraria Pragensia
5.5 x 8.25, 332 pages