Scandalous: A Reader on Art and Ethics

Scandalous: A Reader on Art and Ethics
Library Shelf Location 05.MONT
Publication Date 2013
Description Texts by Petra Bauer and Annette Krauss, Franco Bifo Berardi, Galit Eilat, Ronald Jones, Maria Karlsson and Måns Wrange, Nina Möntmann, Peter Osborne, Marcus Steinweg, Nato Thompson; conversations between Simon Critchley and Miguel Á. Hernández-Navarro, Renzo Martens and T. J. Demos Recent encounters between art and real life, the ubiquity of images of violence and humiliation in visual culture and the media, and the persistence of controversial debates on public and participatory art projects are raising fundamental questions about the importance of ethical decisions in art and curating. How far can provocation in art go, before it becomes cynical and abusive? Does “good censorship” exist? Are ethical decisions seen as more urgent in participatory art? This reader introduces current notions of ethics in several contexts related to the cultural field. Responding to the instrumentalization of ethics as a privileged tool of neoliberalism, the reader claims the need for an ethics that critically reflects the mechanisms of contemporary global power structures. The contributions discuss models of subjective and situational ethics and pit them against a canon of unquestioned principles and upturned notions of ethics and human rights. Copublished with the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm Design by Torsten Jahnke and Jens Reitemeyer, Hotmelt My Heart
ISBN 9781934105870
Quantity 1
Pages 178
Editor Nina Montmann
Format Paperback
Publisher Sternberg Press, Berlin
Category Theory
Keyword Ethics
Language English

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