Concerning Consequences

Concerning Consequences

Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma

by Kristine Stiles

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 21/03/2016

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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, William Pope.L, and Chris Burden. Assembling rich intellectual explorations on everything from Paleolithic paintings to the Bible's 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.
ISBN:
9780226774534
9780226774534
Category:
Physiological & neuro-psychology
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
21-03-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
254x177.8x38.1mm
Weight:
0.92kg
Kristine Stiles

Kristine Stiles is Professor of Art and Art History at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, and has contributed to numerous books on contemporary art and performance, including Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object (1997) and Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists’ Writings (2013).

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