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Erasure : The Spectre of Cultural Memory, Paperback / softback Book

Erasure : The Spectre of Cultural Memory Paperback / softback

Edited by Brad Buckley, John Conomos


Erasure: The Spectreof Cultural Memory explores key issues around the increasingaesthetic and cultural erasure occurring in our society.

It moves from theseminal act of the American Pop artist Robert Rauschenberg erasing a drawing bythe painter Willem de Kooning in 1953, perhaps signalling that an echo or tracewould be all that is valued in the future, to the impact that the newtechnologies - such as Twitter, Facebook, email, smartphones, snapchat andInstagram - are having on family, class, sex, time, speed and space.

This erasure is driven by new media technology,globalisation, and new structures of education, work, home and consumption.

Erasure: The Spectre of Cultural Memory is the first bookthat brings together artists, curators, scholars and thinkers who are, in theirrespective contexts, at the forefront of these compelling questions.