Nancy focuses on art which ‘exceeds’ itself, as it does belong to neither a past nor a future; it doesn’t lie in a memory, nor does it get lost in oblivion; it withdraws from every sacrificial logic, it doesn’t follow Nietzsche’s ‘death of God’. Nancy therefore makes a clear distinction between mythological and Christian art. As Blanchot indicated, art can be seen as that what discloses “that profound immemorial memory that originates in times of the “fabulous”, at the epoch when, before history, man seems to recall what he has never known” . The immemorial does not imply a transcendence, nor a metaphysical sense, or a ‘beyond’, but is the removal or the shattering deconstruction of given meanings: that of monotheism, of Christianity, of the sacred, of the sacrifice. According to Nancy, these meanings have lost their initial references and fall in tautegoricity, that is to say in the closing off of the reference to something ‘other’. The metaphysical “has been lost with the destruction of sense, that is, with the completion and buckling of the West’s resources of signification and meaning (God, History, Man, Subject, Sense itself…)”

The Immemorial: The deconstruction of cristianity starting from "Visitation of Cristian painting"

CALABRO', DANIELA
2012-01-01

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Nancy focuses on art which ‘exceeds’ itself, as it does belong to neither a past nor a future; it doesn’t lie in a memory, nor does it get lost in oblivion; it withdraws from every sacrificial logic, it doesn’t follow Nietzsche’s ‘death of God’. Nancy therefore makes a clear distinction between mythological and Christian art. As Blanchot indicated, art can be seen as that what discloses “that profound immemorial memory that originates in times of the “fabulous”, at the epoch when, before history, man seems to recall what he has never known” . The immemorial does not imply a transcendence, nor a metaphysical sense, or a ‘beyond’, but is the removal or the shattering deconstruction of given meanings: that of monotheism, of Christianity, of the sacred, of the sacrifice. According to Nancy, these meanings have lost their initial references and fall in tautegoricity, that is to say in the closing off of the reference to something ‘other’. The metaphysical “has been lost with the destruction of sense, that is, with the completion and buckling of the West’s resources of signification and meaning (God, History, Man, Subject, Sense itself…)”
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