On Artists

Ashleigh Wilson
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Published

4 May 2019

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9780522875263

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Melbourne University Press

On Artists

Ashleigh Wilson
If we denounce an artist for bad behaviour, what becomes of the work that remains?
The #MeToo movement is overturning a cliché that has forgiven bad behaviour for years: to be creative is to be prone to eccentricity, madness, addiction and excess. No longer can artists be excused from the standards of conduct that apply to us all. But if we denounce the artist, then what becomes of the work that remains?
The #MeToo movement is overturning a cliché that has forgiven bad behaviour for years: to be creative is to be prone to eccentricity, madness, addiction and excess. No longer can artists be excused from the standards of conduct that apply to us all. But if we denounce the artist, then what becomes of the work that remains?

An honest essay that deals with a complex subject matter that should give rise to further discussion”
Sarah Blasko

Ashleigh Wilson

Ashleigh Wilson

Ashleigh Wilson is the arts editor of The Australian. He won a Walkley Award for his series on unethical behaviour in the Aboriginal art industry, which led to a Senate inquiry. Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing (2016) was published by Text Publishing.

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