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Contemporaneity and Memory Studies: The End of Poetic Historiography?

This article is based on Aristotle's comparison of art and historiography, and on this basis I outline the general traits of modern historiography, which can be thought of as a form of poetic historiography. I further focus on the homology of historical space-time organisations in art and in the field of knowledge, pursuing the conclusion that there is a certain connection between the transformations of space-time models in the field of knowledge, in art and the social positioning or function of art. In the last part of the article, I focus on the connection between modernity (contemporary art) and memory studies or memory studies historiography, which, as I suggest, is based on the framing of the past as a resource and the future as a threat, and at the same time on the connection between contemporary art's models of space-time, the logic of new media and digital reproducibility.


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Issue No. 284 - History Between Politics and Critique
Časopis za kritiko znanosti
2021 , volume volume 49 , issue issue 284
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