Dan Elborne's brutal beauty

Akenson, David (2014) Dan Elborne's brutal beauty. Ceramics Art and Perception, 24 (95). pp. 36-39. ISSN 1035-1841

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In this paper I give a critical account of the work of young Australian artist Dan Elborne. Drawing on the critical theory of Immanuel Kant, Walter Benjamin and others, I suggest that Dan Elborne's on-going project,500, brings together what critical theory and critical practice often treat as separate: beauty and the sublime. I argue that the deployment of the two seemingly opposed categories best explain the complex mix of aesthetics and politics in Elborne's art.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2014 04:24
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2014 04:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: beauty; sublime; Kant; Elborne; politics
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism > 190101 Art Criticism
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism > 190103 Art Theory
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26122

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