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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Shane marked it as to-read Jun 13, 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meticulously researched case for the proposition that our reflex negative moral response to certain works is ultimately superseded by a more profound reawakening or cojtemporary “ethically admirable” response.
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. 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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Aftershock: The Ethics of Contemporary Transgressive Art
Bryan marked it as to-read Jun 27, 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. For all that though, the core proposition conremporary Cashell knows is deeply tendentious and despite the rigour throughout the conclusions drawn sit uncomfortably.
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Review ‘Kieran Cashell discusses artists who use everything from soiled bed linens to blood to dead sharks in their works. Far from clouding our judgement, Cashell argues, shame, outrage or revulsion are the very emotions that such works set out to evoke.
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