Ickiness – taboo – consumption in „Produkt Polski” by Sławomir Shuty Cover Image
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Wstręt – tabu – konsumpcja w „Produkcie Polskim” Sławomira Shutego
Ickiness – taboo – consumption in „Produkt Polski” by Sławomir Shuty

Author(s): Łukasz Wróblewski
Subject(s): Media studies, Culture and social structure
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: disgust; ickiness; taboo; consumption; everydayness; Poland
Summary/Abstract: “Produkt Polski” (The Polish Product) is an example of the book that breaks the taboo of taste. Shuty’s work joins contrary contents (religious, eroticism, dignity, frivolity, the sacrum and the profane), in a caricature way. Therefore „Produkt Polski” may be perceived as distasteful. The purpose of this paper is to explain the reader’s feelings in confrontation with Shuty’s book. The paper also focuses on a discussing the motif of ickiness in „Produkt Polski”. In conclusion, the author proves that disgust and ickiness are used by artist to contest consumerism and the weaknesses of polish culture. Although the text is an example of a case study, it also contains the conclusions that comment contemporary polish culture.

  • Page Range: 65-82
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish