New PDF release: Dada Presentism: An Essay on Art and History

By Maria Stavrinaki

Dada is frequently celebrated for its innovations of outrage and competition, yet in Dada Presentism, Maria Stavrinaki offers a brand new photo of Dada paintings and writings as a lucid mirrored image on background and the position of paintings inside it. the unique (Berlin-based) Dadaists' acute ancient attention and their glossy adventure of time, she contends, expected the formulations of significant historians equivalent to Reinhart Koselleck and, extra lately, François Hartog. The publication explores Dada temporalities and ideas of background in artistic endeavors, inventive discourse, and within the images of the Berlin Dada move. those photographs—including the well-known one of many First foreign Dada Fair—are provided now not as uncomplicated, obvious records, yet as formal deployments conforming to a truly concrete conception of heritage. This strategy permits Stavrinaki to hyperlink Dada to extra modern inventive events and practices attracted to heritage and the archive. whilst, she investigates what appears to be like a true oxymoron of the stream: its simultaneous declare to the ephemeral and its compulsive writing of its personal heritage. during this approach, Dada Presentism additionally interrogates the bounds among heritage and fiction.

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