Maria Stavrinaki's Dada Presentism: An Essay on Art and History PDF

By Maria Stavrinaki

Dada is frequently celebrated for its techniques of concern and competition, yet in Dada Presentism, Maria Stavrinaki presents a brand new photograph of Dada artwork and writings as a lucid mirrored image on historical past and the position of paintings inside of it. the unique (Berlin-based) Dadaists' acute historic cognizance and their smooth event of time, she contends, expected the formulations of significant historians corresponding to Reinhart Koselleck and, extra lately, François Hartog. The e-book explores Dada temporalities and ideas of heritage in artworks, inventive discourse, and within the images of the Berlin Dada circulate. those photographs—including the recognized one of many First foreign Dada Fair—are awarded no longer as basic, obvious files, yet as formal deployments conforming to a truly concrete concept of historical past. This technique permits Stavrinaki to hyperlink Dada to extra modern creative activities and practices attracted to heritage and the archive. even as, she investigates what looks a true oxymoron of the circulate: its simultaneous declare to the ephemeral and its compulsive writing of its personal historical past. during this means, Dada Presentism additionally interrogates the boundaries among heritage and fiction.

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