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published: June 1999
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publisher: Banff Centre Press

Arousing Sensation

A Case Study of Controversy Surrounding Art and the Erotic

edited by Sylvie Gilbert, by Su Ditta & Thomas Waugh

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list price: $26.95
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published: June 1999
ISBN:9780920159828
publisher: Banff Centre Press
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When the exhibition Much Sense: Erotics and Life appeared at the Walter Phillips Gallery in 1992, public, political and media interest was intense. The artists explored issues of sexuality, expressing frank viewpoints on topics such as body image and gay and lesbian sexuality. The explicit content of their work sparked an uproar. Politicians, local and national media and coalitions of arts organizations began a rancorous media debate, alternately battering and boosting The Banff Centre for the Arts and its support of the exhibition. Arousing Sensation offers a fascinating case study of a controversy concerning freedom of expression, funding for the arts, censorship, sexuality, political responsibility and journalistic integrity. The book combines thoughtful analysis, critical discourse and full media clippings from the public debate.

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Sylvie Gilbert is a curator who has developed art exhibitions that explore critical issues in contemporary culture. She was curator at the Walter Phillips Gallery from 1989 to 1994 and currently works as an independent curator in Montreal.
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Sylvie Gilbert is a curator who has developed art exhibitions that explore critical issues in contemporary culture. She was curator at the Walter Phillips Gallery from 1989 to 1994 and currently works as an independent curator in Montreal.
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Thomas Waugh is the award-winning author or co-author of numerous books, including five for Arsenal Pulp Press: Out/Lines, Lust Unearthed, Montreal Main: A Queer Film Classic (with Jason Garrison), Comin' At Ya! (with David L. Chapman), and Gay Art: A Historic Collection (with Felix Lance Falkon). His other books include Hard to Imagine, The Fruit Machine, The Romance of Transgression in Canada, and The Perils of Pedagogy: The Works of John Greyson. He is co-editor (with Matthew Hays) of Queer Film Classics, a series of monographs for Arsenal Pulp Press on classic LGBTQ films; titles in the series include Paris Is Burning, Strangers on a Train, Law of Desire, and Female Trouble. He is Professor Emeritus at Concordia University in Montreal,where founded the Concordia program in sexuality studies, the Concordia HIV/AIDS Project, and Queer Media Database Canada Quebec (mediaqueer.ca).


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