Veranstaltung , Buchpräsentation

Book Launch "Art, History, and Anachronic Interventions Since 1990"

Live panel discussion and book presentation with Eva Kernbauer together with Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta of Raqs Media Collective

on Monday, October 11th 2021, 6 pm
at Angewandte Auditorium
Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, 1030 Vienna

of Eva Kernbauer's new book Art, History, and Anachronic Interventions Since 1990 (New York: Routledge, 2021).

This book examines contemporary artistic practices since 1990 that engage with, depict, and conceptualise history. Examining artworks by Kader Attia, Yael Bartana, Zarina Bhimji, Michael Blum, Matthew Buckingham, Tacita Dean, Harun Farocki and Andrei Ujica, Omer Fast, Andrea Geyer, Liam Gillick and Philippe Parreno, Hiwa K, Amar Kanwar, Bouchra Khalili, Deimantas Narkevičius, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Walid Raad, Dierk Schmidt, Erika Tan, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Art, History, and Anachronic Interventions since 1990 undertakes a thorough methodological reexamination of the contribution of art to history writing and to its theoretical foundations. The analytical instrument of anachrony comes to the fore as an experimental method, as will (para)fiction, counterfactual history, testimonies, ghosts and spectres of the past, utopia, and the “juridification” of history. Eva Kernbauer argues that contemporary art—developing its own conceptual approaches to temporality and to historical research—offers fruitful strategies for creating historical consciousness and perspectives for political agency.

Cover Art History and Anachronic Interventions Since 1990
Artwork: Raqs Media Collective, Escapement (detail), 2009. 27 clocks, high gloss aluminium with LED lights, four flat screen monitors, video and audio looped. Courtesy Raqs Media Collective and Frith Street Gallery, London. Photo Alex Delfanne
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