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Contemporary art and classical myth

Author: Isabelle Loring Wallace; Jennie Hirsh
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011.
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Contemporary art is deeply engaged with the subject of classical myth. Yet within the literature on contemporary art, little has been said about this provocative relationship. Composed of fourteen original essays, Contemporary Art and Classical Myth addresses this scholarly gap, exploring, and in large part establishing, the multifaceted intersection of contemporary art and classical myth. Moving beyond the notion  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isabelle Loring Wallace; Jennie Hirsh
ISBN: 9780754669746 0754669742
OCLC Number: 640515432
Description: xviii, 376 pages, [16] pages of chiefly color plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Prologue. Faraway, so close : mythic origins, contemporary art : the case of Kara Walker / Lisa Saltzman --
Myth as meaning. A poetics of becoming : the mythography of Cy Twombly / Craig G. Staff --
Art is glimpsed / Sharon Hecker --
Narcissus, narcosis, neurosis : the visions of Yayoi Kusama / Jody B. Cutler --
The porous space of Bracha L. Ettinger's Eurydices / Marisa Vigneault --
Double take, or theorizing reflection in Felix Gonzalez-Torres / Jennie Hirsh --
Myth as medium. Lichtenstein's Narcissus / Graham Bader --
Philomela as metaphor : sexuality, pornography, and seduction in the textile works of Tracey Emin and Ghada Amer / Giulia Lamoni --
Icarus returned : the falling man and the survival of antiquity / Sharon Sliwinski --
Deep shit : thoughts on Wim Delvoye's Cloaca project / Isabelle Loring Wallace --
Myth as method. A new Parrhasius : Duane Hanson's uncanny realism / Elizabeth Mansfield --
Over and over, again and again / Emma Cocker --
Video art in the House of Hades / Sophie-Isabelle Dufour --
Epilogue. The sphinx unwinds her own sweet self / Joanna Frueh.
Responsibility: edited by Isabelle Loring Wallace and Jennie Hirsh.

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