Re-presenting art history : an unfinished process

  • Can reenactment both as reactivation of images and restaging of exhibitions be considered an alternative way of tackling the critical task to re-present art history (i.e., to present it anew) in the here and now, over and over and over again? The gesture of restoring visibility to something no longer present, reactivating or reembodying it as an object/image in and for the present, is here proposed as a (political) act of restitution and historical recontextualization. Examining the boundaries between past and present, original and copy (as well as originality and copyright), repetition and variation, authenticity and auraticity, presence and absence, canon and appropriation, durée and transience, the paper focuses on remediation, reinterpretation, and reconstruction as creative gestures and cultural promises in contemporary art practice, curatorship, and museology.

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Author:Cristina Baldacci
Parent Title (English):Over and over and over again : reenactment strategies in contemporary arts and theory / ed. by Cristina Baldacci, Clio Nicastro, and Arianna Sforzini ; Cultural Inquiry ; 21
Publisher:ICI Press
Place of publication:Berlin
Translator:Ralph Nisbet
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2022/04/22
Year of first Publication:2022
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2022/05/10
Tag:Art history; Curatorship; Re-presentation
GND Keyword:Kunst; Reenactment; Kunstgeschichtsschreibung; Museum; Ausstellung; Original; Kopie; Wiederholung; Variation; Warburg, Aby Moritz; Mnemosyne
Page Number:10
First Page:174
Last Page:182
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 06 Verbände, Organisationen, Museen / 060 Allgemeine Organisationen, Museumswissenschaft
7 Künste und Unterhaltung / 70 Künste / 700 Künste; Bildende und angewandte Kunst
8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / ICI Berlin
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0