Tracing the Past: Marcelo Brodsky's Photography as Memory Art

Nerea Arruti

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Abstract

Andreas Huyssen has called the Argentinian photographer Marcelo Brodsky's latest project, Nexo (2001), memory art, that is, a form of public mnemonic art that oscillates from installation, photography and monument to memorial, breaking artistic boundaries. The article will explore the role of photography in the field of human rights and the interspace between private and public spheres. Brodsky's work aims to reinstate the gaps in the collective spheres of recollection and this will be contextualized in his artistic production from the late 1970s onwards. Ncxo follows on from the internationally acclaimed project Buma ineinoria (1997) that was also an attempt to create a bridge for the memory for the new generation of Argentinians. This contribution aims to explore how Brodsky's artistic production represents what the Argentinian sociologist Elizabeth Jelin has described as art that wants to create a symbolic space to mediate traumatic experiences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-120
Number of pages20
JournalParagraph
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

Keywords

  • Buena memoria
  • Marcelo Brodsky
  • disappeared
  • human rights
  • Nexo
  • photography
  • postmemory

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