Is modernity, then, a lost cause or an inconclusive project?  With respect to art, [Habermas] maintains that we must take up and deepen the modern project of autonomous experimentation so that its renovating power does not dry up.  At the same time, he suggests that we find other ways of inserting specialized culture into everyday praxis so that the latter does not become impoverished through the repetition of traditions.

- Néstor García Canclini