Concerning consequences : studies in art, destruction, and trauma

Upcoming end 2015 or 2016

Concerning consequences : studies in art, destruction, and trauma

Author: Kristine Stiles
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2016. ©2016

Survival ethos and destruction art —
Shaved heads and marked bodies : representations from cultures of trauma —
Remembering invisibility : documentary photography of the nuclear age —
The ideal gifts and the Trinity session of Istvan Kantor —
Franz West’s dialogic Passstu cke —
1.1.78-2.2.78 : Lynn Hershman’s Roberta Breitmore —
Larry Miller’s Mom-me —
Unbosoming Lennon : the politics of Yoko Ono’s experience —
Burden of light : Chris Burden —
Teaching a dead hand to draw : Kim Jones, war, and art —
Jean Toche : Impressions from the rogue Bush imperial presidency —
Cloud with its shadow : Marina Abramovic —
Thunderbird immolation : William Pope.L and burning racism —
Barbara Turner Smith’s haunting —
The aesthetics of the misfit : the case of Henry Flynt and David Tudor —
Notes on Rudolf Schwarzkogler’s images of healing, a biographical sketch —
Rauschenberg’s "gap" —
Warhol’s "What?" —
7:47 a.m. (the traumatic visual vocabulary of Maurice Benayoun’s somebody, somewhere, some time) —
Wangechi Mutu’s Family tree.
Responsibility: Kristine Stiles.

Catalogue info says 2016


Kristine Stiles
504 pages | 29 halftones | 7 x 10 | © 2015
Kristine Stiles has played a vital role in establishing trauma studies within the humanities. A formidable force in the art world, Stiles examines the significance of traumatic experiences both in the individual lives and works of artists and in contemporary international cultures since World War II. In Concerning Consequences, she considers some of the most notorious art of the second half of the twentieth century by artists who use their bodies to address destruction and violence.

The essays in this book focus primarily on performance art and photography. From war and environmental pollution to racism and sexual assault, Stiles analyzes the consequences of trauma as seen in the works of artists like Marina Abramovic, Pope.L, and Chris Burden. Assembling rich intellectual explorations on everything from Paleolithic paintings to the Bibles patriarchal legacies to documentary images of nuclear explosions, Concerning Consequences explores how art can provide a distinctive means of understanding trauma and promote individual and collective healing.Close

Paper $39.00 ISBN: 9780226774534 Will Publish December 2015
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780226774510 Will Publish December 2015


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