Let Them Haunt Us

How Contemporary Aesthetics Challenge Trauma as the Unrepresentable

Let Them Haunt Us analyzes contemporary aesthetics engaged in trauma and critically challenges its canonical status as »unrepresentable«. Focusing on case studies in the aesthetic practices of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Omer Fast, Forensic Architecture, and Paul McCarthy this book proposes to redefine trauma as a productive framework to exploring individual, collective, and cultural conflicts addressed in current artistic and curatorial practices. Anna-Lena Werner considers the aesthetic realm as a potential forum that provides methods of understanding the humanitarian consequences of violence and warfare, and to reveal the effects of trauma on visual culture, collective memory, and politics.

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5 May 2020, 260 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-5046-8
File size: 19.58 MB

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Anna-Lena Werner

Anna-Lena Werner, Freie Universität Berlin, Deutschland

Author(s)
Anna-Lena Werner
Book title
Let Them Haunt Us How Contemporary Aesthetics Challenge Trauma as the Unrepresentable
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
260
Features
37 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8394-5046-8
DOI
10.14361/9783839450468
Commodity Group
1581
BIC-Code
ABA JFD AN
BISAC-Code
ART009000 SOC052000 PER011020
THEMA-Code
ABA JBCT ATD
Release date
5 May 2020
Topics
Bild, Kunst
Readership
Trauma Studies, Memory Studies, Visual Art, Art, Contemporary Art, Art History, Curatorial Practice, Artistic Research, Theatre Studies, History, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Sociology
Keywords/Tags
Trauma, Conflict, Contemporary Art, Representation, Unrepresentability, Visual Culture, Aesthetic Practices, Memory Studies, Trauma Studies, Curatorial Practice, Video Installation, Multi-media Art, Video Art, Artistic Research, Performativity, Practical Aesthetics, Forensic Aesthetics, Museum Studies, Omer Fast, Janet Cardiff, George Bures Miller, Forensic Architecture, Paul McCarthy, Art, Visual Studies, Theory of Art, Theatre Studies, Psychoanalysis, Fine Arts, Image

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