Gerhard Merz : Mnemosyne or the Art of Memory

Campbell, James D.. Gerhard Merz : Mnemosyne or the Art of Memory. Toronto, Ont.: Art Gallery of Ontario/Musée des beaux-arts de l'Ontario; s.l.: Cold City Gallery, 1988.

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Abstract (English)

In an extended, eight-part essay, Campbell relates the work of Merz to the Western condition of memory: traced back to the Greek muse of memory, developed through associational evocations of previous (European) art, architecture, and literature and the aesthetic experience of it, and culminating in the universal recollection of vanity and human mortality. The text incorporates such sources as Valéry, Hölderlin, Pound, Kristeva, Wittgenstein, Gadamer, Derrida, Ovid and Husserl. 26 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Campbell, James D. (Author); Nasgaard, Roald (Prefacer); Yarlow, Loretta (Prefacer)
Dossier: 440 - MERZ, GERHARD
Collation: 35 p. : 6 ill. (3 col.) ; 24 cm
ISBN: 0919777570
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Art Gallery of Ontario/Musée des beaux-arts de l'Ontario; s.l.: Cold City Gallery
Artists: Merz, Gerhard
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 28 May - 311 July 1988, Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto) ; 28 May - 6 July 1988, Cold City Gallery (Toronto).
Keywords: INSTALLATION; MEMORY; HISTORY; POSTMODERNISM; ART HISTORY; LITERATURE
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Date Deposited: 01 Jul 1988
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 13:28
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/74
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