What is it about?
This review explores art practice as an antidote, or counter force to stupefying and potentially depressing visual forces that like art act on us primarily through our ocular sense. These forces are accounted for here under the catch all weak-glamour, their sources are varied and multifarious: advertising, branding, social media and normative hegemonic patterns there-in that are also found in popular film, fashion and television.
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Why is it important?
Not all illusions are the same, the way we relate with critical art practice helps us to develop mental dexterity.
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This page is a summary of: Interrogating glamour: piercing visual pleasure, an antidote to passive spectatorship, The Senses and Society, January 2022, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/17458927.2021.2020639.
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