After-Affects | After-Images : Trauma and Aesthetic Transformation in the Virtual Feminist Museum
These are some of the questions posed by major feminist art historian and cultural analyst, Griselda Pollock, in her latest installation of the virtual feminist museum. In closely-read case studies, we encounter artworks by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Ana Mendieta, Louise Bourgeois, Alina Szapocznikow, Anna Maria Maiolino, Vera Frenkel, Sarah Kofman and Chantal Akerman to explore trauma and bereavement, fatal illness, first- and second-generation Holocaust experience, migration, exile and the encounter with political horror and atrocity. Offering a specifically-feminist contribution to trauma studies, and a feminist psychoanalytical contribution to the study of contemporary art, this volume continues the conceptual innovations that have been the hall-mark of Pollock's dedicated exploration of feminist interventions in art's histories. -- .
- Paperback | 416 pages
- 156 x 234 x 28.45mm | 836.88g
- 22 Oct 2013
- MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Manchester, United Kingdom
- Halftones, black & white|Illustrations, colour
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Table of contents
Introduction: Trauma and artworking
I Sounds of subjectivity
1. Gasping at violence: Daphne's open mouth and the trauma of gender
2. Seduction, mourning and invocation: The geometry of absence in work by Louise Bourgeois
3. Being and language: Anna Maria Maiolino's gestures of exile and connection
II Memorial bodies
4. Traumatic encryption: The sculptural dissolutions of Alina Szapocznikow
5. Fictions of fact: Memory in transit in Vera Frenkel's video installation works
III Passage through the object
6. Deadly objects and dangerous confessions: The tale of Sarah Kofman's father's pen
7. '. that, again!': Pathosformula as transport station of trauma in the cinematic journey of Chantal Akerman
Index -- .
Marianne Hirsch, William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature in the Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality at Columbia University
In this powerful latest book, Griselda Pollock brings her writing on her key concept of `the virtual feminist museum' to a new phase. What are the legacies of trauma in visual space? How might they be gendered? And is there a psychic realm to which women are closer that allows for a generative creativity equal to the horrors of our times? Once again, the meticulous, detailed respect she shows towards her chosen women artists is matched by a sustained theoretical scrutiny, both of which have become the hallmark of her unique feminist intervention into our understanding of images.
Jacqueline Rose, Professor of English at Queen Mary, University of London -- .
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