How art can break down barriers: the Marquis de Sade and the avant-garde
Thursday 24 September 2020, 1.00pm to 2.00pm BST
The writings of the Marquis de Sade (1740–1814) present a libertine philosophy of sexual excess and human suffering that refuses to make any concession to law, religion, or public decency. In this groundbreaking cultural history, Alyce Mahon traces how artists of the twentieth century turned to Sade to explore political, sexual, and psychological terror, adapting his imagery of the excessively sexual and terrorized body as a means of liberation from systems of power.
This event is part of the Trinity Resarch Talks series.
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