Smashin' & Slashin' : The Art of Iconoclasm
October 8, 2017
Religious belief, political dissent, a desire to "warm up a cold painting"-- all of these are given motives for destroying artwork. Join the Babes as they discuss the various layers of iconoclasm spanning from the religious icons of Byzantium to the "Punched Monet" of 2012.
Gamboni, Dario. The destruction of art: iconoclasm and vandalism since the French Revolution. London: Reaktion Books, 2012.
Latour, Bruno. “What is Iconoclash?: Is there a world beyond the image wars?” In Iconoclash, Beyond the Image-Wars in Science, Religion and Art (edited by Peter Weibel and Bruno Latour), ZKM and MIT Press, pp. 14-37, 2002.