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Artpix 3: Aotearoa/ New Zealand (review)

Artpix 3: Aotearoa/ New Zealand (review) the contemporary pacific · fall 2004 3: Aotearoa / New Zealand. cd-rom, 2001. ARTPIX , A Journal of Contemporary Art . Editorial: Ian Glennie and Fredericka Hunter; projection coordination: Molly Cumming; design: Mats Hakansson; programming: Bruce A Epstein / Zeus Productions. isbn 0-9668010-2-4. us$30.00. ARTPIX many people have commented, suffers the "waning" of its historicity (Frederic Jameson, Postmodernism, or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, 1991). Our problem, says Huyssen, is not the hypertrophy (or excessive growth) of historical consciousness but its atrophy, a condition he, like Jameson, attributes to the hypermediated culture of "late capitalism" with "its continuing frenetic pace, its media politics of live information and quick oblivion, and its dissolution of public space in ever more channels of instant entertainment" (1998, 37). Significantly, Graham's installation occupied the Adam Art Gallery simultaneously with two other exhibitions equally concerned with the way the historical past has shaped the present, and equally committed to exploring ways in which contemporary media both structure consciousness and might yet be turned against their overwhelming role in our forgetfulness to provide cogent and genuinely affective encounters with the past. (Bombs Away was a group show responding to French, American, British, Russian, and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Artpix 3: Aotearoa/ New Zealand (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 16 (2) – Aug 31, 2004

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the contemporary pacific · fall 2004 3: Aotearoa / New Zealand. cd-rom, 2001. ARTPIX , A Journal of Contemporary Art . Editorial: Ian Glennie and Fredericka Hunter; projection coordination: Molly Cumming; design: Mats Hakansson; programming: Bruce A Epstein / Zeus Productions. isbn 0-9668010-2-4. us$30.00. ARTPIX many people have commented, suffers the "waning" of its historicity (Frederic Jameson, Postmodernism, or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, 1991). Our problem, says Huyssen, is not the hypertrophy (or excessive growth) of historical consciousness but its atrophy, a condition he, like Jameson, attributes to the hypermediated culture of "late capitalism" with "its continuing frenetic pace, its media politics of live information and quick oblivion, and its dissolution of public space in ever more channels of instant entertainment" (1998, 37). Significantly, Graham's installation occupied the Adam Art Gallery simultaneously with two other exhibitions equally concerned with the way the historical past has shaped the present, and equally committed to exploring ways in which contemporary media both structure consciousness and might yet be turned against their overwhelming role in our forgetfulness to provide cogent and genuinely affective encounters with the past. (Bombs Away was a group show responding to French, American, British, Russian, and

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Published: Aug 31, 2004

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