Project Title: The Absurd Aesthetic

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Marguerite La Caze

Project Abstract: The project will seek to expand the aesthetic principles of Camus’ Philosophy of the Absurd into an aesthetic theory of judgement, with the aim to assess the fluctuating expressions of meaningless, alienation and other existential anxieties through the lens of nihilism in art from the modernists beginning circa 1895, through to other western and post-colonial art movements up to the 1980s.

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