In this article from August 2020 published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, Joanna Bourke explores the artistic challenges facing officially appointed war artists seeking to visually represent atrocities such as rape. She attempts to accentuate the role of embodiment in artistic constructions of the meaning of wartime atrocity and introduces the idea that empathy emerges as a capacity of imaginative embodiment.
‘Cruel Visions: Reflections on Artists and Atrocities’
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, Volume 20, Issue 1 (05 August 2020), pp. 5-22.
Published: 05 August 2020