Counter-memorial aesthetics : refugee histories and the politics of contemporary art
Tello, Verónica, author.

Counter-memorial aesthetics : refugee histories and the politics of contemporary art
Radical aesthetics, radical art
Radical aesthetics, radical art.

Tello, Verónica, author.


Personal Author
Tello, Verónica, author.

Physical Description
xix, 252 pages ; 23 cm.

Radical aesthetics, radical art
Radical aesthetics, radical art.

Counter-Memorial Aesthetics -- Arte de Conducta and The Manipulation of Memory: Tania Bruguera's Biopolitical Ambitions in Postwar Cuba -- Aftermath Photography, Temporal Loops and the Sublime of Biopolitics: Rosemary Laing's to walk on a sea of salt -- The Nexus of Self and History: Lyndell Brown and Charles Green's Atlas -- History Painting, Fiction and Paranoia: Dierk Schmidt's SIEV-X -- On a Case of Intensified Refugee Politics -- Counter-Memorial Aesthetics in an Era of Contemporaneity: Isaac Julien's Ten Thousand Waves, Hito Steyerl's November and other Engagements with Too Much Time.

Restrictive border protection policies directed toward managing the flow of refugees coming into neoliberal democracies (and out of failing nation-states) are a defining feature of contemporary politics. In this book, Verónica Tello analyses how contemporary artists-such as Tania Bruguera, Isaac Julien, Rosemary Laing, Dinh Q. Lé, Dierk Schmidt, Hito Steyerl, Lyndell Brown and Charles Green-negotiate their diverse subject positions while addressing and taking part in the production of images associated with refugee experiences and histories. Tello argues that their practices, which manifest across a range of contexts including Cuba, the United States, Australia and Europe, represent an emergent, global paradigm of contemporary art, 'counter-memorial aesthetics'. Building on the writings of such thinkers as Michel Foucault and Jacques Rancière, this book offers a useful concept of 'counter-memory' for the twenty-first century. It shows how counter-memorial aesthetics is not only central to the nexus of contemporary art and refugee histories but also how it can offer a way of being critically present with many other, often interrelated, global crises in the contemporary era.--From book description,

Subject Term
Aesthetics, Modern -- 20th century.
Aesthetics, Modern -- 21st century.
Memory -- Miscellanea.
Refugees -- Miscellanea.

Bibliographical References
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-245) and index.

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