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RE:akt! Reconstruction, Re-enactment, Re-reporting

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Just what is it that leads many contemporary artists to restage historic events great and small, performances of the past, and sometimes even imaginary events? Are they possessed by the post-modern demon? (albeit belatedly…) Does this practice spring from a cynical awareness of the decline of values, the surrender – be it dismal or joyful, it makes little difference – to the logic of the society of spectacle? Is it yet another variation of Francis Fukuyama’s bitter prophecy of “the end of history”? Or is it simply the end of the modern myth of the “originality” of the work of art, a further confirmation of the fact that in conceptual art the process is more important than the end product, and an attempt to find a different, deeper path to critique the medial ideology of contemporary society? RE:akt! Reconstruction, Re-enactment, Re-reporting sets out to offer some answers, albeit not exhaustive or definitive, to these questions linked... More > to the artistic practice of re-enactment and its possible redefinition.< Less
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Edition
2nd
Published
December 12, 2013
Language
English
Pages
144
File Format
PDF
File Size
51.49 MB

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