Becoming Past: History in Contemporary Art

Becoming Past: History in Contemporary Art

by Jane Blocker


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816696987
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 12/20/2015
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jane Blocker is professor of art history at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Seeing Witness:Visuality and the Ethics of Testimony and What the Body Cost: Desire, History, and Performance (both from Minnesota), as well as Where Is Ana Mendieta?: Identity, Performativity, and Exile.

Table of Contents


Introduction: History as Prosthesis
1. Wooden Legs: Goat Island's Acts of Repair
2. Houses Falling Down: Archival Violence in Steve McQueen's Deadpan
3. Incorrect and Incomplete: Ross McElwee's Fictions and Samuel Delany's Lies
4. The Empty Stage: A Story About the Past by Matthew Buckingham
5. Stupid Birds: Temporal Dissidence in The Lastmaker
6. Transitional Objects: Dario Robleto's Spools
Conclusion. Wooden Feet: Francis Alÿs and Syncopated Time

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