Reparative Aesthetics: Witnessing in Contemporary Art Photography

November 1, 2020
Reparative Aesthetics: Witnessing in Contemporary Art Photography

By offering a new way of thinking about the role of politicallyengaged art, Susan Best opens up a new aesthetic field: reparativeaesthetics. The book identifies an innovative aesthetic on the partof women photographers from the southern hemisphere, who againstthe dominant modes of criticality in political art, look at howcultural production can be reparative.The winner of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealandbest book award in 2017, Reparative Aesthetics contributesan entirely new theory to the interdisciplinary fields ofaesthetics, affect studies, feminist theory, politics andphotography. Conceptually innovative and fiercely original thisbook will move us beyond old political and cultural stalemates andinto new terrain for analysis and reflection.