(Counter)Monuments and (Anti)Memory in the City. An Aesthetic and Socio-Theoretical Approach
AbstractThis article reflects upon the possibility of the visualisation of different forms of collective memory in the city. It focuses on the evolution of the ways of commemorating in public spaces. It juxtaposes traditional monuments erected in commemoration of an event or an “important” person for a community with (counter)monuments as a modern, critical reaction geared towards what is either ignored in historical narratives or what remains on the fringe of collective memory. While following a theoretical exploration of the concepts of memory and their fruition in monuments as well as (counter)monuments, the eventual multimodal analysis central to the paper looks in-depth at Ruth Beckermann’s work The Missing Image (Vienna, 2015). The latter is treated as an example of the possible and manifold interpretations of the function and multiplicity of meanings that (counter)- monuments bring to contemporary urban spaces.
|Journal series||Estetyka i Krytyka, ISSN 1643-1243, e-ISSN 2353-723X, (B 12 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.95|
|Keywords in English||(Counter)monuments, monuments, city spaces, collective memory, narratives of the past|
|Score||= 12.0, 21-09-2019, ArticleFromJournal|
|Citation count*||1 (2020-09-15)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.