Tag Archives: avant-garde

There’s no such thing as silence

I thought this New Yorker story was apt, given some of our earlier discussions around here. They’ve put the full story behind the paywall, but I’ll share it here with you, friend, in case you missed it: Read on: John Cage: Searching for Silence

Art Wrap – Not Exactly “All Figured Out”

Friday’s Junta on contemporary art was one of the best yet and a lot of fun for everyone involved. We had a lot of good feedback: thanks to everyone for coming out. JohnJ started us off with a quick overview of artistic movements in the last 140 years, with an emphasis toward trying to explain […]

Joshua Cohen’s article published in Harper’s

Back in December, Joshua Cohen spoke at a Junta gathering entitled “New York’s Avant-Garde“, in which he ran through a compressed history of the Downtown art scene and many of the cultural, social, and political aspects thereof – revolving around the musician John Zorn, but with plenty of jumping-off points for rabid discussion. It was […]

Avant-Garde Wrap-Up

Last week was the most successful Junta to date. Ten or so people showed up and turned the back of the bar from a damp and sticky foosball room into an underground outpost of intellectual enlightenment.  Josh’s presentation on the development of the New York downtown avant-garde art scene was well researched and provoked a […]

December 10th: B-Side Bar

The December 10th meeting of the Junta, on New York’s Avant Garde, will convene at 7:30pm. B-Side X This listing has been sent X Send this listing as a text message to a cell phone. TO: – – Add Note FROM: Name OR email address (required) NOTE: Add Note Presented By   I accept Terms and Conditions […]

December 10th: New York’s Avant-Garde

The upcoming meeting of the Junta looks like it will be one of our best yet. The date is set for December 10, although the venue is not yet confirmed. Our featured presenter is Joshua Cohen, who has kindly penned the following introduction and included a list of references: I’m currently writing a compressed history […]