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Agents of Liberation

Agents of Liberation

Holocaust Memory in Contemporary Art and Documentary Film
Zoltán Kékesi, Agents of Liberation. Holocaust Memory in Contemporary Art and Documentary Film, Budapest, CEU Press, 2015, 180 p., ISBN : 978-963-386-096-0.
Notice publiée le 16 février 2016

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The book explores representations of the Holocaust in contemporary art practices. Through carefully selected art projects, the author illuminates the specific historical, cultural, and political circumstances that influence the way we speak—or do not speak—about the Holocaust. The book’s international focus brings into view film projects made by key artists reflecting critically upon forms of Holocaust memory in a variety of geographical contexts. Kékesi connects the ethical implications of the memory of the Holocaust with a critical analysis of contemporary societies, focusing upon artists who are deeply engaged in doing both of the above within three regions: Eastern Europe (especially Poland), Germany, and Israel. The case studies apply current methods of contemporary art theory, unfolding their implications in terms of memory politics and social critique.

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Zoltán Kékesi

University of Fine Arts, Budapest.

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