"Bell argues that the dialogue that emanate from the aesthetic realm cannot be understood through a solely art-historical approach; instead, they must be understood as part of a collective endeavour. In this sense, the 'art' of post-dictatorship is not something that belongs to art or the artists themselves, but is about how the subjectivities and imaginations of new generations engage with questions of response, ethics and justice; and, in so doing, re-align themselves in relation to the past and to the future. This book provides a valuable resource for those interested in the law, politics, art and sociology of contemporary Argentina. It will be of immense use to those studying in these areas and to those concerned more widely with transitional justice and memory politics"-- Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Introduction : between past and future, the art of post-dictatorship 2. On Fernando's photograph : biopolitics, aparicin and the demands of the disappeared 3. Writing to the General and other aesthetic practices of critique : the art of Leon Ferrari as a practice of freedom 4. Re-turning the past : the ESMA trial and affective architecture at the 'space of memory' 5. Missed appointments : ethics at the Parque de la Memoria 6. The invitation to imagine : addressing photography in Cordoba 7. Absence and vigilance : the artwork of Diana Dowek and Lucila Quieto.