• Ghosts of Futures Past: Time in Francis Alÿs’ Rehearsal and Tania Bruguera’s Untitled (Place, Year) series

    Author(s):
    Andrés David Montenegro Rosero (see profile)
    Date:
    2013
    Subject(s):
    Art history, Contemporary art, Art theory, Temporality
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Francis Alÿs, Tania Bruguera, Uncanny, Modernity, Contemporary Art
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M69N9W
    Abstract:
    This paper addresses the construction of time in Francis Alÿs' Rehearsal (1999-2004) and Tania Bruguera's Untitled (Place, Year) (2000-present) series. These suites posit a model of temporality that questions two foundational premises of the modernist understanding of time, the futuristic regime of historicity, and the categorical differentiation between past, present and future. I argue that their works posit an uncanny temporality where the coordinates of the now are always mapped out in relationship to what was and what is to be.
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