Cultivating perception through artworks : phenomenological enactments of ethics, politics, and culture / Helen A. Fielding.

By: Fielding, Helen, 1963- [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2021]Description: 1 online resource (x, 235 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780253059338; 025305933X; 9780253059321; 0253059321Subject(s): Art -- Psychology | Visual perception | Art -- Psychology | Visual perception | ART / Study & TeachingGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cultivating perception through artworksDDC classification: 701/.15 LOC classification: N71 | .F54 2021Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- I. Enacting Ethics -- 1. Perceptual Ethics: Rembrandt's Bathsheba -- 2. The Ethics of Embodied Logos: Joan Mitchell's Abstract Expressionist Paintings -- II. Enacting Politics -- 3. Experiencing Public Space: Anne Truitt's Minimalist Sculptures -- 4. Building Different Worlds: Louise Bourgeois's The Welcoming Hands -- III. Enacting Culture -- 5. Polyphonic Attunement: Janet Cardiff's Forty-Part Motet -- 6. Decolonizing Reason: M. NourbeSe Philip's Zong! -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author
Summary: "What are the ethical, political and cultural consequences of forgetting how to trust our senses? How can artworks help us see, sense, think, and interact in ways that are outside of the systems of convention and order that frame so much of our lives? In Cultivating Perception through Artworks, Helen Fielding challenges us to think alongside and according to artworks, cultivating a perception of what is really there and being expressed by them. Drawing from and expanding on the work of philosophers such as Luce Irigaray and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Fielding urges us to trust our senses and engage relationally with works of art in the here and now rather than distancing and systematizing them as aesthetic objects. Cultivating Perception through Artworks examines examples as diverse as a Rembrandt painting, M. NourbeSe Philip's poetry, and Louise Bourgeois' public sculpture, to demonstrate how artworks enact ethics, politics, or culture. By engaging with different art forms and discovering the unique way that each opens us to the world in a new and unexpected ways, Fielding reveals the importance of our moral, political, and cultural lives"-- Provided by publisher.
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"What are the ethical, political and cultural consequences of forgetting how to trust our senses? How can artworks help us see, sense, think, and interact in ways that are outside of the systems of convention and order that frame so much of our lives? In Cultivating Perception through Artworks, Helen Fielding challenges us to think alongside and according to artworks, cultivating a perception of what is really there and being expressed by them. Drawing from and expanding on the work of philosophers such as Luce Irigaray and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Fielding urges us to trust our senses and engage relationally with works of art in the here and now rather than distancing and systematizing them as aesthetic objects. Cultivating Perception through Artworks examines examples as diverse as a Rembrandt painting, M. NourbeSe Philip's poetry, and Louise Bourgeois' public sculpture, to demonstrate how artworks enact ethics, politics, or culture. By engaging with different art forms and discovering the unique way that each opens us to the world in a new and unexpected ways, Fielding reveals the importance of our moral, political, and cultural lives"-- Provided by publisher.

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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- I. Enacting Ethics -- 1. Perceptual Ethics: Rembrandt's Bathsheba -- 2. The Ethics of Embodied Logos: Joan Mitchell's Abstract Expressionist Paintings -- II. Enacting Politics -- 3. Experiencing Public Space: Anne Truitt's Minimalist Sculptures -- 4. Building Different Worlds: Louise Bourgeois's The Welcoming Hands -- III. Enacting Culture -- 5. Polyphonic Attunement: Janet Cardiff's Forty-Part Motet -- 6. Decolonizing Reason: M. NourbeSe Philip's Zong! -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author

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Helen A. Fielding is Professor of Philosophy and Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies at The University of Western Ontario in Canada. Her research focuses on the intersections of feminist and critical phenomenology, and art. She is the co-editor with Dorothea Olkowski of Feminist Phenomenology Futures (Indiana University Press, 2017) and, with Christina Schües and D. Olkowski, of Time in Feminist Phenomenology (Indiana University Press, 2011).

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