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By distancing it from historical revival (i.e., ‘Living History’), reenactment is here understood as artistic strategy as well as curatorial practice, and therefore as critical method. As artistic strategy it implies the reactivation (over time) and remediation (on different supports) of images stemming from a vast visual repertoire that artists — especially those working with time-based media (film, video, performance) — appropriate in order to give them new meanings. As curatorial practice and critical method, reenactment regards the remaking of impermanent artworks and the restaging of temporary exhibitions to possibly offer an understanding of (art) history that gives preference to a visual and performative, sometimes immersive, approach.
Keywords: visual culture; time-based art; curatorial practice; archive; anachronism; counter-history; appropriation; montage; remediation; Alexandra Pirici; reenactment
Title
Reenactment
Subtitle
Errant Images in Contemporary Art
Author(s)
Cristina Baldacci
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By distancing it from historical revival (i.e., ‘Living History’), reenactment is here understood as artistic strategy as well as curatorial practice, and therefore as critical method. As artistic strategy it implies the reactivation (over time) and remediation (on different supports) of images stemming from a vast visual repertoire that artists — especially those working with time-based media (film, video, performance) — appropriate in order to give them new meanings. As curatorial practice and critical method, reenactment regards the remaking of impermanent artworks and the restaging of temporary exhibitions to possibly offer an understanding of (art) history that gives preference to a visual and performative, sometimes immersive, approach.
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Re-
Place
Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
2019
Subject
visual culture
time-based art
curatorial practice
archive
anachronism
counter-history
appropriation
montage
remediation
Alexandra Pirici
reenactment
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Reenactment
page start
57
page end
67
Source
Re-: An Errant Glossary, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 15 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2019), pp. 57–67
Bibliographic Citation
Cristina Baldacci, ‘Reenactment: Errant Images in Contemporary Art’, in Re-: An Errant Glossary, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 15 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2019), pp. 57–67 <https://doi.org/10.25620/ci-15_07>
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Cite as: Cristina Baldacci, ‘Reenactment: Errant Images in Contemporary Art’, in Re-: An Errant Glossary, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 15 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2019), pp. 57–67 <https://doi.org/10.25620/ci-15_07>