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Lady Gaga and the Other: Persona, Art and Monstrosity

DiLonardo, Adrianna (2011) Lady Gaga and the Other: Persona, Art and Monstrosity. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: DiLonardo, Adrianna

Lady Gaga’s rise to stardom in 2008 surprised many individuals who foresaw the quick demise of the singer-songwriter's career due to her controversial lyrics, performances, and fashion attire. Known for her shock value aesthetic, Gaga’s approach to fame included explicit female sexuality, a chameleon persona, and an effervescent embracement of one’s Otherness. This paper explores how Lady Gaga has manufactured her success. By adopting the traits of a performance artist and appropriating key strategies from art history, she reflects the work and personae of several modern and postmodern artists, including Andy Warhol, Marcel Duchamp and Salvador Dali. Through spectacle, fame, and performance, she embodies the postmodern Other and lobbies for a new generation of post-gendered individuals, free from discrimination and disenfranchisement.

Date: 10 September 2011
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lady Gaga, stardom, lyrics, performance, fashion, shock value aesthetic, female sexuality, art history
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2014 19:57
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2021 00:45
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/167

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