This Will Shock You

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Lauren Peng (CC0)

Original Air Date: 
June 04, 2017
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Do remember the first time you saw a piece of art or heard a piece of music that shocked you?  Something you immediately knew your parents would hate?  Remember how good it felt, to like something bad?

In this show, we're talking about shock value — the virtues of transgressive, subversive, rule-breaking art.  As an aesthetic and a way of life.  

 

John Waters

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Length: 
13:34
Marina Abramovic

For more than 40 years, Marina Abramovic has been testing what’s permissible — and physically possible — in art.More

Length: 
13:26
violin

Composer William Brittelle's music crosses so many boundaries, it's hard to categorize.More

Length: 
10:21
Li

Yiyun Li on leaving behind her health and native language to write.More

Length: 
12:24
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