The term and label of “human” is used to discern what receives moral consideration and what can be seen as simply a resource.
"The discussion of aesthetics and ethics in Nabokov’s Lolita is evidently a controversial one, seeing as the book continues to be regarded as a noteworthy work, yet some find its content simply too appalling to be enjoyable."
Mendieta’s work is a call to neither only empathy nor only imagination; it implicates the audience as both co-agents and co-artists through participation.
“A photograph is not a moment; it is a single representation of a moment, influenced entirely by the eye behind the lens.”
"Kitsch does not portray an accurate likeness of the world; it generally reflects only the sweetest and most blameless aspects, smoothing the rough edges of reality to produce an image of perfection."
Should we evaluate art for aesthetic qualities or its ethical position? Can these approaches be reconciled?
"Can beauty be a weapon? Can its seduction circumvent morality?" On the aesthetics and ethics of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita.