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By Gillian Whiteley

Trash, rubbish, garbage, dross, detritus -- during this enjoyably radical exploration of junk, Gillian Whiteley re-thinks art's historic and current appropriation of junk inside of our eco-conscious and globalized tradition. She does this via an illustrated exploration of specific fabrics, key moments and destinations and the telling of a panoply of trash narratives. came across and ephemeral fabrics are basically linked to assemblage -- object-based practices which emerged within the mid-1950s and culminated within the seminal exhibition ""The artwork of Assemblage"" in manhattan in 1961. With its deployment of the discarded and the filthy, Whiteley argues, assemblage has been seen as a disruptive, transgressive artform that engaged with narratives of social and political dissent, usually within the face of modernist condemnation as valueless kitsch. within the Sixties, parallel innovations flourished in Western Europe, the united states and Australia however the idiom of assemblage and the re-use of stumbled on fabrics and gadgets -- with artist as bricoleur -- is simply as normal now. this can be a well timed publication that uncovers the etymology of waste and the cultures of disposability inside those economies of wealth.

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Piero Manzoni’s cans of Artist’s Shit, created in 1961, explore corporeal processes and the veneration of the artist as subject but their sale, and subsequent re-sale, has raised the aesthetic and economic value of shit. 95 He concluded that shit is still a ‘risky business’. So trash is no longer the secret or taboo it once was: in the twentyfirst century celebrity detox makes televisual spectacle out of cloaca. Trash has undergone a rehabilitation in material terms as much as within the field of cultural analysis and aesthetics.

The sculptor may use twenty or more different materials if he likes . . [. . ]. . glass, wood, cardboard, iron, cement, hair, leather, cloth, mirrors, electric light, etc . . 28 Significantly though, the incorporation of everyday objects as signifiers of everyday life can be identified as a development of Cubist painting and collage. After the repeated references to a series of motifs of vernacular culture – newspapers, lettering, bottles – actual materials and objects were applied to the picture surface as verbal and visual puns.

With its polysemic, multiple and pluralist approach to phenomena and materials, postmodern culture has, at least superficially, appropriated and embraced the unthinkable and the incongruous. Parody, pastiche and kitsch have become key cultural components. 81 The colloquial use of ‘trash’ to denote ‘worthless’ has been extended more generally to a specific association with mass culture and all things denigrated as cheap, nasty and trivial. 82 As a counterpoint to Greenbergian modernist aesthetics which denigrated the popular as kitsch,83 we now have a kind of ‘trash aesthetics’ at play.

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