Performing shame: alignments between aesthetic gestures, structures of feeling, and value judgments

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In this paper, I discuss artworks in which the artists make use of the affect of shame to problematize art fields as “structures-of-feeling” (Williams, 1977), from feminist, queer and anti-racist perspectives. Based on Sara Ahmed’s (2010) suggestion that feelings may be how structures get under our skin I argue that these artworks critically depict the role that emotions play for the compliance to and maintenance of dominant values and meanings in various fields of art.

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  • Art History
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Apr 11
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventAffects, flux, fluides : Représentations, histoires et politiques des émotions en arts - Strasbourg university, Strasbourg, France
Duration: 2019 Apr 102019 Apr 12

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ConferenceAffects, flux, fluides
CountryFrance
CityStrasbourg
Period2019/04/102019/04/12