Transgressive Art-- is art that aims to transgress; i.e. to outrage or violate basic morals and sensibilities. The term transgressive was first used by American filmmaker Nick Zedd and his Cinema of Transgression in 1985.[clarification needed] Zedd used it to describe his legacy with underground filmmakers like Paul Morrissey, John Waters, and Kenneth Anger, and the relationship they shared with Zedd and his NY City peers in the early 1980s.
Transgressive art is art that aims to transgress; i.e. to outrage or violate basic morals and sensibilities. From an academic perspective, many traces of transgression can be found in any art which by some is considered offensive because of its shock value.