Sculpture as deconstruction: the aesthetic practice of Ron Mueke

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Sage
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Visual Communication, 2013, 12 (1), pp. 3 - 25
Issue Date:
2013-01
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This article analyses recent (2009) work of Australian-born, British-based hyperrealist sculptor, Ron Mueck, in order to show how it not only engages with a range of specific contemporary concerns and debates, but also operates as a visual deconstruction of Cartesian subjectivity. In order to identify Muecks deconstructive practice, the article uses a combination of multimodal, sensory and discourse analyses to situate Muecks work discursively and institutionally, and to explore the ways in which it provokes reader engagement. As the author identifies, each of the works Youth, Still life and Drift addresses specific issues and they all provoke a self-reflexive engagement that brings together all aspects of viewer engagement (sensory, emotional, intellectual, spiritual), challenging the mind/body dichotomy that characterizes the Cartesian subject
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