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The Aesthetics of Disengagement: Contemporary Art and Depression

Artist/Author: Christine Ross | Reference: P3653 | ISBN: 978-0816645398 | Type: Publication

Shows how contemporary art is a powerful yet largely unacknowledged player in the articulation of depression in Western culture, both adopting and challenging scientific definitions of the condition. Ross explores the ways in which contemporary art performs the detached aesthetics of depression, exposing the viewer's loss of connection and ultimately redefining the function of the image.