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Author Cashell, Kieran.

Title Aftershock : the ethics of contemporary transgressive art / Kieran Cashell.

Published London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  709.05 Cas    AVAILABLE
Physical description 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-247) and index.
Contents The Incompatibility of Aesthetics and Contemporary Art -- Transgression: The War Against Disinterestedness -- The Ethics of Transgressive Art -- 1.Everybody Hates a Tourist -- The Ethical Analysis of Contemporary Art -- Disinterestedness and Cultural Tourism -- The Ethical Evaluation of Art: Autonomism versus Moralism -- A Difficult Case: Marc Quinn and Alison Lapper -- Transgressive Art Meets the Autonomist-Moralist Model -- Quinn and Lapper Revisited: A Contextualist Analysis -- 2.Carte Blanche -- Marcus Harvey's Myra -- Preliminary Approaches to the Ethical Analysis of Myra -- 'Suffer Little Children': The Facts of the Case -- Myra: Portrait of a Serial Killer -- Postmodernism and the Absence of the Referent Thesis -- Contextualist Ethical Analysis of Myra -- Myra and Merited Response Theory -- 3.Atrocity Exhibition -- Aesthetic Defences of the Work of Jake and Dinos Chapman -- The Canonic Defence and the Chapmans' Disasters of War --
Contents note continued: The Transgressive Defence of Transgressive Art -- Hans Bellmer, Bataille and Authentic Transgression -- The Trivial Pursuit of Psychoanalysis -- Evaluation of Aesthetic Defences of Transgressive Art -- Acknowledging the Immorality of the Chapmans' Work -- Contextualist Ethical Evaluation of Zygotic Acceleration -- 4.Fearless Speech -- Tracey Emin's Ethics of the Self -- 'With Myself Always Myself Never Forgetting': The Structure of Ethical Subjectivity -- Exposure Without Reserve: Emotional Response and its Moral Significance -- Shame: An Existential Analysis -- Concluding Ethical Evaluation: Tracey Emin's Fearless Speech -- 5.Horrorshow -- The Transvaluation of Morality in the Work of Damien Hirst -- Obscene Objects of Pleasurable Fascination -- Non-Human Animals and Ethical Inclusion -- Attending to the Other of the Animal: Art and the Ethics of Care -- Exquisite Corpse: Death and the Sublime -- Cognitive Immoralism -- The Artistic Transvaluation of Morality -- Aftershock: Tragic Sympathy and Meta-Ethical Significance.
Summary "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. This is the first book to subject contemporary art to a rigorous ethical exploration, arguing that, in favouring conceptual rather than emotional reactions, commentators actually fail to engage with the work they promote. Scrutinising notorious works by artists including Damien Hirst, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Richard Billingham, Marc Quinn, Sally Mann, Marcus Harvey, Hans Bellmer, Paul McCarthy, Tierney Gearon, and Tracey Emin, Aftershock insists on the importance of visceral, emotional and 'ethical' responses."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Art, Modern -- 21st century -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Appreciation.
Art, Modern -- 21st century -- Appreciation.
ISBN 9781845115241 (paperback)
1845115244 (paperback)