Neu auf CompaRe: Zwei neue Bände des Institute for Cultural Inquiry

Zwei neue Bände des Institute for Cultural Inquiry sind jetzt auch auf CompaRe verfügbar: Over and Over and Over again, herausgegeben von Cristina Baldacci, Clio Nicastro und Arianna Sforzini, sowie Medieval Openness, herausgegeben von Manuele Gragnolati und Almut Suerbaum.

Over and Over and Over again


Over the last twenty years, reenactment has been appropriated by both contemporary artistic production and art-theoretical discourse, becoming a distinctive strategy to engage with history and memory. As a critical act of repetition, which is never neutral in reactualizing the past, it has established unconventional modes of historicization and narration. Collecting work by artists, scholars, curators, and museum administrators, the volume investigates reenactment's potential for a (re)activation of layered temporal experiences, and its value as an ongoing interpretative and political gesture performed in the present with an eye to the future. Its contributions discuss the mobilization of archives in the struggle for inclusiveness and cultural revisionism; the role of the body in the presentification and rehabilitation of past events and (impermanent) objects; the question of authenticity and originality in artistic practice, art history, as well as in museum collections and conservation practices.

Zu den Einzelbeiträgen:

Baldacci, Cristina; Nicastro, Clio; Sforzini, Arianna: The reactivation of time

Lütticken, Sven: From re- to pre- and back again

Sforzini, Arianna: The reenacted double : repetition as a creative paradox

Krasznahorkai, Kata: 'The reconstruction of the past is the task of historians and not agents' : operative reenactment in state security archives

Abad, Pio: The collection of Jane Ryan & William Saunders : reconstruction as 'democratic gesture'

Serin, Özge: Insistence : the temporality of the death fast and the political

Gentric, Katja: 'Interrupting the present' : political and artistic forms of reenactments in South Africa

Hodkinson, Juliana: Resounding difficult histories

Damiani, Giulia: Archival diffractions : a response to Le Nemesiache's call

Agnese, Roberta: Archival reenactement and the role of fiction : Walid Raad and the 'Atlas Group Archive'

Nicastro, Clio: Unintentional reenactments : "Yella" by Christian Petzold

Wagner, Ulrike: Everyday aesthetics and the practice of historical reenactment : revisiting Cavell's Emerson

Gonçalo, Pablo: Speculative writing : unfilmed scripts and premediation events

Sacco, Daniela: Reenactment in theatre : some reflections on the philosophical status of restaging

Cangiano, Serena; Fornari, Davide; Seratoni, Azalea: Re-search, re-enactment, re-design, re-programmed art

Arnell, Malin: In the beginning there is an end : approaching Gina Pane, approaching "Discours mou et mat"

Saurisse, Pierre: Performance art in the 1990s and the generation gap

Baldacci, Cristina: Re-presenting art history : an unfinished process

Brost, Amy: Reconciling authenticity and reenactment : an art conservation perspective

Wijers, Gaby: UNFOLD : the strategic importance of reinterpretation for media art mediation and conservation

Mota, Vera Sofia; Putt, Fransien van der: Unfold Nan Hoover : on the importance of actively encouraging a variable understanding of artworks for the sake of their preservation and mediation

Kiliszek, Joanna: Living simulacrum : the Neoplastic Room in Łódź

Alessandrini, Michela: 'Repetition: Summer display 1983' at Van Abbemuseum : or what institutional curatorial archives can tell us about the museum

Marçal, Hélia; Salazar, Daniela: 'Political-timing-specific' performance art in the realm of the museum : the potential of reenactment as practice of memorialization

Rockwell, Alethea: 'We are gathering experience' : restaging the history of art education


Openness in Medieval Europe


This volume challenges the persistent association of the Middle Ages with closure and fixity. Bringing together a range of disciplines and perspectives, it identifies and uncovers forms of openness which are often obscured by modern assumptions, and demonstrates how they coexist with, or even depend upon, enclosure and containment in paradoxical and unexpected ways. Explored through notions such as porosity, vulnerability, exposure, unfinishedness, and inclusivity, openness turns out to permeate medieval culture, unsettling boundaries, binaries, and clear-cut distinctions.

Zu den Einzelbeiträgen:

Gragnolati, Manuele; Suerbaum, Almut: Introduction

Giusti, Francesco: An interminable work? : the openness of Augustine's "Confessions"

Byrne, Philippa: What was open in/about early scholastic thought?

McMahon, Brian: Speech-wrangling : shutting up and shutting out the oral tradition in some Icelandic sagas

Crisafi, Nicolò: Interrupted and unfinished : the open-ended Dante of the "Commedia"

Matthews, Alastair: Medieval Denmark and its languages : the case for a more open literary historiography

Otter, Monika: Merlin's open mind : madness, prophecy, and poetry in Geoffrey of Monmouth's "Vita Merlini"

Sutherland, Annie: Enclosure and exposure : locating the 'house without walls'

Wolf, Johannes: Unlikely matter : the open and the nomad in "The Book of Margery Kempe" and the Middle English "Christina Mirabilis"

Suerbaum, Almut: Including the excluded : strategies of opening up in late medieval religious writing

Gragnolati, Manuele; Southerden, Francesca: Openness and intensity : Petrarch's becoming laurel in "Rerum vulgarium fragmenta" 23 and 228

Sacco, Damiano: Highest openness : on Agamben's promise

Thompson, Benjamin: The monastic enclosure

Wareham, Edmund: The openness of the enclosed convent : evidence from the Lüne letter collection

Margolis, Oren: The book half open : humanist friendship in Holbein's portrait of Hermann von Wedigh III



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