By Gerhard Richter
Richter explores the concept that and move of afterness as a privileged but uncanny class via shut readings of Immanuel Kant, Franz Kafka, Martin Heidegger, Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, Bertold Brecht, Theodor W. Adorno, Hannah Arendt, Jean-François Lyotard, and Jacques Derrida. via his paintings, the vexed ideas of afterness, following, and coming after light up a constellation of contemporary preoccupations, together with own and cultural reminiscence, translation, images, desire, and the historic and conceptual specificity of what has been termed "after Auschwitz." Richter's numerous threads of analysis—which pass an expansive choice of smooth writers and thinkers, diversified ancient moments of articulation, and quite a number media-richly improve Lyotard's incontrovertible assertion that "after philosophy comes philosophy. however it has been altered via the 'after.'" As this complex inquiry demonstrates, a lot hinges on our interpretation of the "after," for our so much basic assumptions relating glossy aesthetic illustration, conceptual discourse, neighborhood, subjectivity, and politics are at stake.
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