Since the mid-19th century, artists have compulsively rejected received ideas in order to test and subvert morality, law, society and even art itself. But what happens when all boundaries have been crossed, all taboos broken, all limits violated? "Transgressions" is the first book to address this controversial subject. Here Anthony Julius traces the history of subversion in art from the outraged response to Manet's "Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe" to the scandal caused by the grant programs of the National Endowment for the Arts a century and a half later. Throughout the book, and supported by the work of such artists as Marcel Duchamp, the Chapman brothers, Andres Serrano, Damien Hirst, Gilbert & George, Paul McCarthy, Jeff Koons, Hans Haacke and Anselm Kiefer, Julius shows how the modern period has been characterized by three kinds of transgressive art: an art that perverts established art rules; and art that defiles the beliefs and sentiments of its audience; and an art that challenges and disobeys the rules of the state. The evidence assembled, Julius concludes his hard-hitting dissection of the landscapes of contemporary art by posing some important questions: what is art's future when its boundary-exceeding, taboo-breaking endeavours become the norm? And is anything of value lost when we submit to art's violation? "Transgressions" is not a comfortable - still less a comforting - read, but it has a powerful urgency that makes it a useful document for anyone involved in our cultural life at the beginning of the 21st century.
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Descrizione libro University Of Chicago Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0226415368
Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110226415368
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