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Contemporary art and transgression
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Contemporary art and transgression

Every encounter with art requires entering into another’s life-world, to discern the delineaments of significance for each piece within their experience.   Steve Latham   Contemporary art, with its valorisation of the subjective, therefore throws us into a hermetic rabbit-hole, an endless process of Piercean semiotics. Hermeneutics is vital; especially […]

Buck Ellison, The Prince Children, Holland, Michigan, 2019.Courtesy the artist and the Sunday Painter. (Photos supplied by the publisher)
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The white gaze

For Bolívar Echeverría, whiteness is a biopolitical term for the state of   submission to capitalist values. He does not use it as a marker for racial or chromatic aspects of a person’s self-identity.   Sean Sheean   On the other hand, for people who cleave to chauvinism/xenophobia/white supremacism, whiteness is […]

Contemporary art, the back story
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Contemporary art, the back story

A friend invited us to see her art exhibition. I was excited to go, as I hadn’t seen any of her work before.   Steve Latham   However, I was unprepared for the radical exposure of personal life, which her pieces contained. Together with another artist, she had revealed many […]