Censoring Art: Silencing the Artwork (International Library of Visual Culture #1) (Hardcover)

Censoring Art: Silencing the Artwork (International Library of Visual Culture #1) By Roisin Kennedy (Editor), Brian Brock (Editor), Riann Coulter (Editor) Cover Image
By Roisin Kennedy (Editor), Brian Brock (Editor), Riann Coulter (Editor)
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Art is continuously subjected to insidious forms of censorship. This may be by the Church to guard against moral degeneration, by the State to promote a specific political agenda or by the art market, to elevate one artist above another. Now, and in the last century, artwork that touches on ethnic, religious, sexual, national or institutional sensitivities is liable to be destroyed or hidden away, ignored or side-lined. Drawing from new research into historical and contemporary case-studies, Censoring Art: Silencing the Artwork provides diverse ways of understanding the purpose and mechanisms of art censorship across distinct geopolitical and cultural contexts from Iran, Japan, and Uzbekistan to Britain, Ireland, Canada, Macedonia, Soviet Russia, and Cyprus. Its contributions uncover the impact of this silent control of the production and exhibition of art and consider how censorship has affected art practice and public perceptions of artworks.

About the Author

Roisin Kennedy is Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Irish Art at University College Dublin. Her research focuses on the critical reception of modernist art in Ireland, the role and function of art writing post 1880, and on the position of women as artists and subjects in modernist art. Riann Coulter is Curator/Manager at the F.E.McWilliam Gallery & Studio in County Down. She specialises in Irish and British modern and contemporary art and has over 15 years' experience curating and co-curating exhibitions for regional and national institutions throughout Ireland.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781788313834
ISBN-10: 1788313836
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company
Publication Date: December 30th, 2018
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: International Library of Visual Culture