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Ethics

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Texts examine how the encounter of ethics and aesthetics has become central to the contested space of much recent art.

The boundary of a contemporary art object or project is no longer something that exists only in physical space; it also exists in social, political, and ethical space. Art has opened up to transnational networks of producers and audiences, migrating into the sphere of social and distributive systems, whether in the form of "relational aesthetics" or other critical reinventions of practice. Art has thus become increasingly implicated in questions of ethics.

In this volume, artist and writer Walead Beshty evaluates the relation of ethics to aesthetics, and demonstrates how this encounter has become central to the contested space of much recent art. He brings together theoretical foundations for an ethics of aesthetics; appraisals of art that engages with ethical issues; statements and examples of methodologies adopted by a diverse range of artists; and examinations of artworks that question the ethical conditions in which contemporary art is produced and experienced.

Artists surveyed include Tania Bruguera, Christoph Büchel, Paul Chan, Lygia Clark, Danh Vo, Dexter Sinister, Andrea Fraser, Liam Gillick, David Hammons, Thomas Hirschhorn, Khaled Hourani, Sharon Lockhart, Kerry James Marshall, Renzo Martens, Boris Mikhailov, Hélio Oiticica, Seth Price, Walid Raad, Martha Rosler, Tino Sehgal, Allan Sekula, Santiago Sierra, Rirkrit Tiravanija

Writers include Giorgio Agamben, Ariella Azoulay, Alain Badiou, Roland Barthes, David Beech, Claire Bishop, Nicolas Bourriaud, Simon Critchley, T.J. Demos, Maurizio Lazzarato, Jean-François Lyotard, Jacques Rancière, Jan Verwoert

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Walead Beshty is a British-born artist and writer based in Los Angeles. He is a regular contributor to Texte zur Kunst and Afterall, and is Associate Professor at Art Center College of Art and Design, Pasadena.
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Title:EthicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.75 × 0.68 inPublished:March 13, 2015Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0262527189

ISBN - 13:9780262527187

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At a moment when political tendencies in art have been rigidified (if not domesticated) as a series of professional or artistic genres ('social practice art', 'relational aesthetics', 'institutional critique'), we need to open up again and in a new way the old debates on form versus content, aesthetics versus politics, artistic autonomy versus social engagement. Walead Beshty's surprising selection of essays and texts provides a potential road map for readers to use in this collective endeavour -- raising the key questions of the moment without providing answers or prescribing specific pathways.