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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David Matthew rated it really liked it May 28, Billy Constable marked it as to-read Sep 17, Vendosian rated aftersgock it was amazing May 16, Accused by the tabloid press transgeessive setting out to ‘shock’, controversial artworks are vigorously defended by art critics, who frequently downplay their disturbing emotional impact. Far from clouding our judgement, Cashell argues, shame, outrage or revulsion are the very emotions that such works set out to evoke.
Aftershock: The Ethics of Contemporary Transgressive Art by Kieran Cashell
Selected pages Table of Contents. 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meticulously researched case for the proposition that our reflex negative moral response to certain works is ultimately superseded by a more profound reawakening or an “ethically admirable” response.
Colin marked it as to-read Nov 16, Lacey Drummond marked it as to-read May 22, Cashell also discusses other critics opinions, which helps to give a greater understanding of the different reactions to the art works analysed by Cashell. 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.
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This provocative book subjects contemporary transgressive art to a rigorous ethical exploration. Website by Unified Solutions. Return to Book Page. 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.
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Angelika Piziorska added it May 25, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Scrutinising 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.
For all that though, the core proposition as Cashell knows is deeply tendentious and despite the rigour throughout the conclusions drawn sit uncomfortably.
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Aftershock: The Ethics of Contemporary Transgressive Art
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This is the first book to subject contemporary art to a rigorous ethical exploration. Review ‘Kieran Cashell discusses artists who use everything from soiled bed linens to blood to dead sharks in their works. My library Help Advanced Aftersbock Search.
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