• Memory and the Arts: Justice, Environment and Ruin - Dora Apel in Conversation with Martin Pogacar

    Author(s):
    Dora Apel (see profile) , Martin Pogacar
    Date:
    2023
    Group(s):
    Cultural Studies, History of Art, Public Humanities
    Subject(s):
    Memory, Memorials, Lynching, Extinct cities, Photographs
    Item Type:
    Interview
    Tag(s):
    Memorials, Memory and History, Ruins, photgraphy, lynching
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/0g74-r243
    Abstract:
    This conversation revolves around Dora Apel’s work in the field of art and memory. Memory, in its mediating force, is critical for our understanding of the present and the construction of a future, or, rather, as Dora Apel posits it in her recent book Calling Memory Into Place: “Memory effects are not about the past. How do they shape the present and future? Can the way we remember the past play an active role in fighting ongoing forms of oppression and persecution?” (2020). These questions are a critical invitation to think about events, topics and processes that also mark Dora Apel’s work. In this conversation we discuss the issues of memory and ruin, justice and oppression, as well as the environment in the context of thinking about art. Thus, we hope to bring forward not only the mechanics of how memory in the arts operates in the present, what it foregrounds and obscures, but also its relation to the environment.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 months ago
    License:
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