AFTERSHOCK THE ETHICS OF CONTEMPORARY TRANSGRESSIVE ART PDF

Accused by the tabloid press of setting out to ‘shock’, controversial artworks are vigorously defended by art critics, who frequently downplay their disturbing. Accused by the tabloid press of setting out to ‘shock’, controversial artworks are vigorously defended by art critics, who frequently downplay. PDF | On Oct 4, , Shelley Campbell and others published Kieran Cashell, Aftershock: The Ethics of Contemporary Transgressive Art.

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Scrutinizing notorious works by Damien Hirst, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethorpe, Marcus Harvey, Orlan, Tracey Emin and others, Cashell maintains not only that such work produces a visceral, emotional and “ethical” response–but that it actively sets out to do so.

Far from clouding our judgement, Cashell argues, shame, outrage or revulsion are the very emotions that such works set out to evoke. Review ‘Kieran Cashell discusses artists who use everything from soiled bed linens to blood to dead sharks in their works.

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Accused by the tabloid press of setting out to ‘shock’, controversial artworks are vigorously defended by art critics, who frequently downplay their disturbing emotional impact. Joanna b marked it as to-read Feb 22, To ask other readers questions about Aftershockplease sign up. Various heavyweights Kant, Freud, Lacan, Hume bring er. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Search inside this book Powered by Google. Write a customer review. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Ian Tully rated it it was amazing Feb 06, Accused by the tabloid press of setting out to ‘shock’, controversial artworks are vigorously defended by art critics, who frequently downplay their disturbing emotional impact.

The Ethics of Contemporary Transgressive Art. This book is particularly interesting as Cashell argues that the viewer should not try to separate any ethical problems raised by certain artworks, and judge it purely aesthetically, as the ethical unease caused, is integral to its interpretation.

Freeland Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy University of Houston, Texas Synopsis This provocative book subjects contemporary transgressive art to a rigorous ethical exploration.

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Aftershock: The Ethics of Contemporary Transgressive Art by Kieran Cashell

JJ rated it it was amazing Feb 10, Share your thoughts with other customers. Stephanie McGarrah rated it liked it Jul 17, Drawing on an impressive array of philosophical ideas, Cashell helps viewers tackle the messy details of art by Damien Hirst, Orlan, Marc Quinn, Tracy Emin, and more, as he provides a probing and subtle defense of the moral value of such recent “transgressive” art.

Tauris first published March 3rd This is the first book to subject contemporary art to a rigorous ethical exploration. A complex but rewarding book, Cashell’s re-evaluation of the works of some familiar enfant terribles builds a meticulously researched case for the proposition that our reflex negative moral response to certain works is ultimately superseded by a more profound reawakening or an “ethically admirable” response.

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Aftershock provides a well written, concise and thought provoking critique on some of the ethical debates raised by contemporary art, and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in ethics and art.