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Crazy babies and pantyhose: 5 must-see works at OCMA's 'Avant-Garde'
Crazy babies and pantyhose: 5 must-see works at OCMA's 'Avant-Garde'

Avant-garde is one of those terms with a short shelf-life. It refers to the new. But the new can only be new for so long. As curator Dan Cameron writes in the catalogue of the latest exhibition at the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA): "Taken at its most literal, the 'avant-garde' is a phenomenon that occurs ... relative to a specific historical moment of quite limited duration, in which the art or artist referred to was leading the charge, in the front ranks — it is a military expression, after all — of the latest reliably disruptive manifestation of the new." "The Avant-Garde Collection," a show that opened at OCMA this past weekend,...

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