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Description - Concerning Consequences by Kristine Stiles

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, 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226774534
ISBN-10: 0226774538
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 504
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kristine Stiles

Kristine Stiles is the France Family Professor of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University. She is the author of several books on contemporary art and theory and is also a curator and consultant to museums around the world.

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Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art by Kristine Stiles
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Concerning Consequences by Kristine Stiles
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States of Mind by Kristine Stiles
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