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Contributor(s): Series: Documents of contemporary art seriesPublisher: London : Whitechapel Gallery, 2022Copyright date: ©2022Description: 239 pages : illustrations ; 21 cmISBN:
  • 9780854882984
  • 0854882987
Subject(s): LOC classification:
  • N6490 .C88 2022
Contents:
Introduction -- Theses on Cuteness -- Para- and Proto-Cuteness -- Social Differentiation and Belonging -- The Machine and the Commodity -- Our Endless Cutempory.
Summary: The Cute tracks the astonishing impact of a single aesthetic category on post-war and contemporary art, and on the vast range of cultural practices and discourses on which artists draw. From robots and cat videos to ice cream socials, The Cute explores the ramifications of an aesthetic 'of' or 'about' minorness - or what is perceived to be diminutive, subordinate, and above all, unthreatening - on the shifting forms and contents of art today. This anthology is the first of its kind to show how contemporary artists have worked on and transformed the cute, and in ways that not only complexify its meaning, but reshape their own artistic practices.00 Artists surveyed include Peggy Ahwesh, Cosima Von Bonin, Nayland Blake, Paul Chan, Henry Darger, Adrian Howells, Juliana Huxtable, Larry Johnson, Mike Kelley, Dean Kenning, Wyndham Lewis, Jeff Koons, Sean-Kierre Lyons, Mammalian Diving Reflex, Tala Madani, Annette Messager, Mariko Mori, Charlemagne Palestine, Mika Rottenberg, Allen Ruppersberg, Jack Smith, Carolee Schneeman, Kara Walker, Andy Warhol, Yoshitomo Nara Writers include Sasha Archibald, Roland Barthes, Leigh Claire La Berge, Ian Bogost, Lauren Berlant, Jennifer Doyle, Lee Edelman, Stephen Jay Gould, Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy, Bridget Minamore, Juliane Rebentisch, Frances Richard, John Roberts, Friedrich Schiller, Peter Schjeldahl, Kanako Shiokawa.
List(s) this item appears in: 2022 New: Contextual Studies | 2022 New: Fine Arts
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- Theses on Cuteness -- Para- and Proto-Cuteness -- Social Differentiation and Belonging -- The Machine and the Commodity -- Our Endless Cutempory.

Theses on cuteness. Fifteen theses on the cute, 2001 / Frances Richard -- Cuteness, 1991 / John Morreall -- Cuteness and commodity aesthetics, 1996 / Lori Merish -- Cuteness, 2001 / Daniel Harris -- The cuteness of the avant-garde, 2012 / Sianne Ngai -- On cutism : Allen Ruppersberg, 1992 / Peter Schjeldahl -- Para- and proto-cuteness. A biological homage to Mickey Mouse, 2008 / Stephen Jay Gould -- Anatomy of disgust, 1998 / William Ian Miller -- 'Adorable!', compassion, and tenderness, 1978 / Roland Barthes -- On cosiness, or making a scene, 2019 / Elizabeth Honor Wilder -- Naive nouveau and its malcontents, 1980 / Carrie Rickey -- On naive and sentimental poetry, 1796 / Friedrich Schiller -- On the 'naive': In conversation with Jason Havneraas and Kristian Skylstad, 2015 / Goutam Ghosh -- A note on camp ridiculousness, 2020 / Juliane Rebentisch -- A brief account of the child-cult, 1927 / Wyndham Lewis -- Social differentiation and belonging. Relishing the minor: Juliana Huxtable's kewt aesthetic, 2015 / Adrienne Edwards -- Sex, or the unbearable, 2017 / Lauren Berlant and Lee Edelman -- The art of cute little things: Nara Yoshitomo's parapolitics, 2010 / Marilyn Ivy -- Seeing disability: Visual rhetorics of disability in popular photography, 2001 / Rosemarie Garland-Thomson -- Warhol and queer childhood, 1996 / Michael Moon -- Cute but deadly: Women and violence in Japaneses comics, 1999 / Kanako Shiokawa -- Cuties in Japan, 1995 / Sharon Kinsella -- Feline darlings and the anti-cute, 2015 / Sasha Archibald -- Triangular trade: Colouring, remarking, and narrative in the writings of Kara Walker, 2007 / Kevin Young -- Oral history: Interview with Alex Fialho, 2016 / Nayland Blake -- The machine and the commodity. Mika Rottenberg's productive bodies, 2010 / Hsuan L. Hsu -- In conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson, 2019 / Mika Rottenberg -- Dean Kenning's kinetics, 2019 / John Roberts -- Cute futures: Mariko Mori's techno-enlightenment, 1998 / Norman Bryson -- The desire to desire, 1987 / Mary Ann Doane -- Toy shop, 1974 / Theodor Adorno -- The ice cream social, 2004 / David Robbins -- The artwork of children's labour, 2019 / Leigh Claire La Berge -- Our endless cutemporary. Introduction to difficulty, 2013 / Jennifer Doyle -- The quiet revolution of animal crossing, 2020 / Ian Bogost -- Cut to cute: In conversation with Johanna Gosse, 2018 / Peggy Ahwesh -- In the image of man, 1991 / Mike Kelley -- Charlemagne Palestine: Teddy bears to the rescue, 2018 / Christopher Knight -- Annette Messager, 2000 / Catherine Grenier -- Remarks that not only have nothing to do with the expanded concept of handicrafts..., 2011 / Friedrich Wolfram Heubach -- The charming, disgusting paintings of Tala Madani, 2017 / Negar Azimi -- When awe turns to awww..., 2017 / Elizabeth Legge -- Disaster aesthetics: How COVID-19 made the world 'cute' , 2020 / Lewis Gordon -- Seriously cute: Six artists harnessing the power of dichotomy of cuteness, 2020 / Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy.

The Cute tracks the astonishing impact of a single aesthetic category on post-war and contemporary art, and on the vast range of cultural practices and discourses on which artists draw. From robots and cat videos to ice cream socials, The Cute explores the ramifications of an aesthetic 'of' or 'about' minorness - or what is perceived to be diminutive, subordinate, and above all, unthreatening - on the shifting forms and contents of art today. This anthology is the first of its kind to show how contemporary artists have worked on and transformed the cute, and in ways that not only complexify its meaning, but reshape their own artistic practices.00 Artists surveyed include Peggy Ahwesh, Cosima Von Bonin, Nayland Blake, Paul Chan, Henry Darger, Adrian Howells, Juliana Huxtable, Larry Johnson, Mike Kelley, Dean Kenning, Wyndham Lewis, Jeff Koons, Sean-Kierre Lyons, Mammalian Diving Reflex, Tala Madani, Annette Messager, Mariko Mori, Charlemagne Palestine, Mika Rottenberg, Allen Ruppersberg, Jack Smith, Carolee Schneeman, Kara Walker, Andy Warhol, Yoshitomo Nara Writers include Sasha Archibald, Roland Barthes, Leigh Claire La Berge, Ian Bogost, Lauren Berlant, Jennifer Doyle, Lee Edelman, Stephen Jay Gould, Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy, Bridget Minamore, Juliane Rebentisch, Frances Richard, John Roberts, Friedrich Schiller, Peter Schjeldahl, Kanako Shiokawa.

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