Here, Decadence is envisioned as a response to apocalypse, economic turmoil and the effects of late capitalism. Decadence Now!: Visions of Excess reaches back to the 1970s to examine pre-millennial rumblings of alienation, aestheticism, morbidity, pornography, intoxication and madness in the art of Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman, Matthew Barney, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Gilbert and George, Keith Haring, Gottfried Helnwein, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Yasumasa Morimura, Catherine Opie, Zhang Peng, Pierre et Gilles, Andres Serrano, Joel-Peter Witkin, David Wojnarowicz and many others.
Decadence Now ! - Visions of Excess
Author: Otto M. Urban # Hardcover: 300 pages # Publisher: Artefakt/Arbor Vitae (March 31, 2011) # Language: English # ISBN-10: 8087164601 # ISBN-13: 978-8087164600