Sculpture Today 4: Anti-monument: non-traditional forms of commemoration

2020

Sculpture Today 4: Anti-monument: non-traditional forms of commemoration

Place Orońsko, Poland, POLAND
Organizer Centrum Rzeźby Polskiej w Orońsku
More info https://www.rzezba-oronsko.pl/index.php?aktualnosci,1590,rzezba_dzisiaj_iv:_anty_pomnik:_nietradycyjne_formy_upamietniania_

Sculpture Today 4: Anti-monument: non-traditional forms of commemoration
Editors: Eulalia Domanowska and Marta Smolińska
Format: 260 x 240 mm, vol. 16 pages

Texts gathered in this volume, written by theorists, curators, artists attempt to provide an answer to questions regarding the monument and anti-monument. The participants of the conference which was held In Orońsko tried to relate to the questions posed to them : What form of commemoration are adequate to the contemporary mentality of the public living in the post-media epoch, dominated by virtual reality? What anti-monuments are able to commemorate selected events in the times of crises and migration? Can an anti-monument function in virtual reality? What events tend to be commemorated by anti-monuments? Since the days of Jochen Gerz’s first works, has there established a canon of anti-monuments? How does an anti-monument become processual and interactive? Anti-monuments and the political and historical context? What role does the anti-monument assign to the audience?

The book is published in Polish and English language.

Contents:
- Eulalia Domanowska, Marta Smolińska, "Anti-Monuments and Other Forms of Commemoration"
- Justyna Balisz-Schmelz, "What Remains? Anti-Monuments of the Gerzes and Media Frameworks of Memory. Years Later: a Diagnosis"
- Wojciech Szymański, "Podgórze Revisited: Monuments and the Production of Holocaust Memory in Krakow"
- Marek Wasilewski, "Krzysztof Wodiczko’s Monument Therapy"
- Patrycja Cembrzyńska, "In a Different Rhythm – Anti-Monuments and Counter-Culture"
- Wojciech Kozłowski, "The Zielona Góra Palimpsest – An Attempted Preliminary Reading in Relation to Robert Kaja’s Anti-Monument of Zielona Góra Events"
- Corinna Tomberger, "Nationalizing the Anti-Monument: Reflections on German Memory Politics after 1989"
- Paulina Pukytė, "There and Not There: The (Im)possibility of a Monument. Aims and Results of the 11th Kaunas Biennial (2017) in the Context of Current Commemoration Discourse in Lithuania"
- Katarzyna Krzykawska, "The Struggle with Memory in Memorialisation. American Iconoclasm and its Traces in “Techniques of Memory” at UC Berkeley"
- Asa Sigurjónsdóttir, "Agonistic Intervention and Political Discourse in the City. The Impact of Outdoor Exhibitions in Reykjavík"
- Ágnes Erőss, "The Geography of a (Counter) Memorial: Exploring the Role of Space and Spatiality in a Memorial Site"
- Siri Peyer, "Can a Monument “from below” Produce Community? Thomas Hirschhorn’s Robert Walser-Sculpture"
- Agnieszka Kłos, "Remembrance Spaces of Former Birkenau Camp Site as an Example of Non-traditional Forms of Commemoration"
- Julita Dembowska, "On Władysław Hasior’s Monuments"
- Anne Peschken & Marek Pisarsky, "The Wandering Buoy – An Open Content, Mobile Anti-Monument. How Analysis Generates Form – A Guide to the Art Practice of Anne Peschken / Marek Pisarsky (Urban Art)"
- Agnieszka Sural, "A Monument on How to Fail Better"
- Monika Weiss, "Nirbhaya. Triumphal Gate Lying Down – Memory, Amnesia, Flatness, Wrath. Notes Towards a Project"
- Katarzyna Trzeciak, "What is the Future of Monuments? Remarks on Imagination and Memory in the Anthropocene"