Dan Elborne's brutal beauty

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Akenson, David. 2014. "Dan Elborne's brutal beauty." Ceramics Art and Perception. 24 (95), pp. 36-39.
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Dan Elborne's brutal beauty

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AuthorAkenson, David
Journal TitleCeramics Art and Perception
Journal Citation24 (95), pp. 36-39
Number of Pages4
Year2014
Place of PublicationSheridan, Wyoming, US
Web Address (URL)http://ceramicart.com.au
Abstract

In this paper I give a critical account of the work of young Australian artist Dan Elborne. Drawing on the critical theory of Immanuel Kant, Walter Benjamin and others, I suggest that Dan Elborne's on-going project,500, brings together what critical theory and critical practice often treat as separate: beauty and the sublime. I argue that the deployment of the two seemingly opposed categories best explain the complex mix of aesthetics and politics in Elborne's art.

Keywordsbeauty; sublime; Kant; Elborne; politics
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020360101. Art criticism
360602. Fine arts
360103. Art theory
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Arts and Communication
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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