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Empathic Vision: Affect, Trauma, and the Contemporary Art (Cultural Memory in the Present)

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This book analyzes contemporary visual art produced in the context of conflict and trauma from a range of countries, including Colombia, Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Australia. It focuses on what makes visual language unique, arguing that the “affective” quality of art contributes to a new understanding of the experience of trauma and loss. By extending the concept of empathy, it also demonstrates how we might, through art, make connections with people in different parts of the world whose experiences differ from our own.

The book makes a distinct contribution to trauma studies, which has tended to concentrate on literary forms of expression. It also offers a sophisticated theoretical analysis of the operations of art, drawing on philosophers such as Gilles Deleuze, but setting this within a postcolonial framework.

Empathic Vision will appeal to anyone interested in the role of culture in post-September 11 global politics.

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Bennett (art theory, University of South Wales, Sydney) analyzes contemporary visual art produced in the context of conflict and trauma in a number of countries around the world. She argues that the affective quality of art contributes to a new understanding of the experience of trauma and loss. The reproductions are in black and white.
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This book analyzes contemporary visual art produced in the context of conflict and trauma from a range of countries, including Colombia, Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Australia. It focuses on what makes visual language unique, arguing that the "affective'"quality of art contributes to a new understanding of the experience of trauma and loss.

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“This is an insightful, timely book....Thought-provoking and at times startling, Empathic Vision opens up new ideas that stay with you long after you have closed its covers.”—Leonardo Reviews

About the Author

Jill Bennett is Associate Professor of Art Theory and Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics at the University of South Wales, Sydney.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804751711
Author:
Bennett, Jill
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Subject:
Conceptual
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - General
Subject:
ART050000
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Cultural Memory in the Present
Publication Date:
20050131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Theory and Criticism
History and Social Science » Economics » General
Humanities » Philosophy » Aesthetics

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This book analyzes contemporary visual art produced in the context of conflict and trauma from a range of countries, including Colombia, Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Australia. It focuses on what makes visual language unique, arguing that the "affective'"quality of art contributes to a new understanding of the experience of trauma and loss.
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“This is an insightful, timely book....Thought-provoking and at times startling, Empathic Vision opens up new ideas that stay with you long after you have closed its covers.”—Leonardo Reviews
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