Transgression in Art and Architecture

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Introduction This theory essay will consist of a discussion between transgression in art and architecture. First I will discuss what is transgression in art and in architecture? Through my research I am going to show works of well-known architects and artists describing their intentions, meanings and the reasons behind the pieces of work. The work I will be showing has been designed to push the boundaries, to confront and explore the interaction with the public with a constrained scenario. What is Transgression? Transgression can be defined as exceeding limitations and breaking laws and rules etc. – Oxford Dictionary Transgression suggests operating beyond accepted norms and radically reinterpreting practice by pushing at the boundaries of both what architecture is, and what it could or even should be [2] Transgression in art Transgression suggests operating beyond accepted norms and radically reinterpreting practice by pushing at the boundaries of both what art is or even what it could be. Transgression opens up a wide range of possibilities for the artists which I will be showing through the first part of this essay. I will be showing and discussing the work of Carolee Schneemann, Rick Gibson and Gunther von Hagens. What is a satisfactory definition of art? What reason do we need to think that there is some moral reason that transgression cannot be art? It art simply just a painting of landscape or is it that we need to be outraged and shocked to really think what contributes as art? Are immoral works of art must be necessarily bad forms of art? Carolee Schneemann Carolee Schneemann is a renowned transgressive, multidisciplinary artist that transmuted the classification of art, predominantly with her channel of communicati... ... middle of paper ... ... and Chinese Cultures Edited by Fran Martin, Larissa Heinrich  Space Calculated in Seconds: The Philips Pavilion, LeCorbusier, Edgard Varèse  Buildings for Music: The Architect, the Musician, and the Listener from the seventeenth century to present day By Michael Forsyth  Peter Eisenman: Feints  Architecture and Psychoanalysis: Peter Eisenman and Jacques Lacan  Tracing Eisenman: Peter Eisenman complete work  Andres Serrano: Holy Works  Centre Georges Pompidou Paris: Settings of the Contemporary  Rethinking the French City: Architecture, Dwelling, and Display after 1968 by Monique Yaari  Surrealism and Architecture - edited by Thomas Mical  Space Calculated in Seconds: The Philips Pavilion, LeCorbusier, Edgard Varèse Newspaper Articles Carolee Schneemann – The New York times - September 25, 2012 Newspaper article - Weekly World News 19 Jan 1988
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