AFTERSHOCK THE ETHICS OF CONTEMPORARY TRANSGRESSIVE ART PDF

This is a searching examination of how we might treat transgressive artwork by exploring certain shortcomings of the aesthetic tradition and equally certain shortcomings of those who speak with artistic authority critics, commentators, and artists themselves. Cashell cuts through a grossly impacted volume of subterfuge in order to advance arguments that question how we have come to appreciate artwork and which show how some transgressive artwork challenges conventional ways of considering art. This he achieves by deploying an impressive roster of theorists, commentators, critics and artists, dismissing various kinds of hyperbole and revealing what is left standing after a vigorous clearance. Cashell strikes at the foundations of the aesthetic tradition and locates some instances of transgressive art in a pivotal position where they may be appreciated not through the aesthetic tradition of disinterestedness but through the traditionally compromising for aesthetics paradigm of ethics. He recommends that the painting be regarded — without any loss of aesthetic worth — as immoral and disturbing and for just this reason as inviting us to join in human solidarity with those who were affected by the crimes associated with Myra Hindley.

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Showing of 1 reviews. The Ethics of Contemporary Transgressive Art. See our Returns Policy. Refresh and try again. Dillon marked it as to-read Dec 28, See all Product description. It argues that, in favouring conceptual rather than emotional reactions, commentators actually fail to engage with the work they promote.

Shane marked it as to-read Jun 13, Billy Constable marked it as to-read Sep 17, For all that though, the core proposition as Cashell knows is deeply tendentious and despite the rigour throughout the conclusions drawn sit uncomfortably. This is the first book to subject contemporary art to a rigorous ethical exploration. 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.

Nicholas Winningkoff rated it liked it Dec 05, Cashell brings a level of insight and precision to his examination of xrt of the artists that is worth the ticket price alone. Most 10 Related.

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