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Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma

Kristine Stiles


This book examines the significance of traumatic experiences both in the individual lives and works of artists and in contemporary international cultures since World War II. The book 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 chapters in this book focus primarily on performance art and photography. From war and environmental pollution to racism and sexual assault, the book analyzes the consequences of trauma as seen in the works of artists like Marina Abramovic, Pope.L, and Chris ... More

Keywords: trauma studies, international culture, destruction, violence, performance art, photography, war, environmental pollution, racism, sexual assault

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226774510
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226304403.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kristine Stiles, author
Duke University

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