Poetics of Transgression, Ethics of Encounter

Poetics of Transgression, Ethics of Encounter
Author: Veronika Ivanova
Publisher: Successful Press
Language: English
Pages: 52
Size: 25 x 15 cm
Weight: 76 g
Binding: Softcover
Availability: In stock
Price: €16.50
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Poetics of Transgression disentangles the controversies surrounding three contemporary art works in order to take up the role of discomfort and the practice of transgression in contemporary art. The project argues that although both employ tactics of antagonism, shock, and offense, we can delineate between transgression and mere offense, or trespassing, according to the work’s efficacy in challenging the hegemonic order. Works are transgressive when they put into question the hegemonic order and works are trespassing when they offend and serve to reinforce the hegemonic order. The tactics of disturbance may be the same but the definitive feature of transgression is that it oversteps and shocks to stimulate dialogue and to bring into clarity that which is under-articulated by the hegemonic order. Whereas trespassing obfuscates dialogue in order to uphold the hegemonic status quo, transgression instigates inquiry and makes demands of its viewer to engage with the ethical considerations of a work through provocation.