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The Remainders of Memory: Berlin’s Postnational Aesthetic

The Remainders of Memory: Berlin’s Postnational Aesthetic

Joshua Synenko The scar, the wound, the place marking death exceeds our sense of order. One impulse is to repair, to repudiate, to erase in an attempt to aid forgetting. -Karen Wilson Baptist   We stand upon graves. -The Active Museum Introduction Berlin’s memorial culture reached its zenith after 1990 and the ‘turning’ (die Wende), but little attention has been given to the particular circumstances of this conjuncture. Twenty-five years since the fall of...

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Entropy, Ephemera and Visions of the Home in Tricia Middleton’s Form is the Destroyer of Force, Without Severity There Can Be No Mercy

Entropy, Ephemera and Visions of the Home in Tricia Middleton’s Form is the Destroyer of Force, Without Severity There Can Be No Mercy

Daniella E. Sanader Experiencing, describing, even relaying the title of Tricia Middleton’s Form is the Destroyer of Force, Without Severity There Can Be No Mercy (2012) is an effort in harnessing the messy and the multitudinous. Housed at the Oakville Galleries at Gairloch Gardens in Oakville, Ontario, the Montreal-based artist’s installation saturated the entire gallery, flooding the exhibition space with the ‘uncanny aftermath of a natural disaster.’ Every surface was covered: the walls and...

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