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Paul Sietsema

Hauntology_shipdrawing A Spectre is Haunting Berkeley...   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Diane Arbus, Travis Collinson, Bruce Conner, Robert Gutierrez, Arnold Kemp, Paul Schiek, Paul Sietsema, Luc Tuymans, Carrie Mae Weems at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive July 14th, 2010 - December 5th, 2010
Posted 8/2/10

Hauntology is essentially the science of spooking. Jacques Derrida first coined the word in 1993 in the book Spectres of Marx. He used the term to illustrate how communism’s failed Utopian ideals haunt capitalist society in a way that not only upsets the easy progression of time, but also accommodates a radical critique of the present. In more apolitical terms, the “persistence of a present past” also seems so fundamental to the concept of a museum, the cannon of art history, and th... [more]

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