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Atlas Mnemosyne jako montaż
Mnemosyne Atlas as a Montage

Author(s): Georges Didi-Huberman
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Warburg; art history; atlas; contemporary art

Summary/Abstract: Mnemosyne is an avant-garde object since it dares to reconstruct a historicist album of recollections about the „impact of antiquity”, replacing it with a wandering album of memories modelled on the unconscious, full of diverse images, imbued with anachronic and ancient elements and suffused with the blackness of a backdrop in which life plays the part of an empty space, a missing link, a gap in the memory. The original model of the Mnemosyne Atlas should thus be sought in the very structure of the objects appearing in it, which become analytically „disassembled” and „assembled anew”.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 02-03
  • Page Range: 143-147
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Polish