The risk of loss of visibility and readibility is an integral part of the monumental logic and of its material, aesthetic and historical nature. To grasp the double crisis characterizing our modernity - crisis of the perceptibility of monuments, crisis of monumentality as such - and to surprise the difficulty of self-knowledge that a public memorial architectural work should convey and update in the midst of our cities, we analyze Jenny Holzer's public art intervention on a baroque monument in Rome, the Fontana dell'Acqua Paola, on which she projects the words of the American poet Henri Cole. The luminous words of the poem, what are they talking about? What cultural and historical memory, and what self-knowledge, collective and unique, do they allow

And the Self, pure, classical, was something broken off again. Mémoire, Monument, Modernité

filippo fimiani
2020-01-01

Abstract

The risk of loss of visibility and readibility is an integral part of the monumental logic and of its material, aesthetic and historical nature. To grasp the double crisis characterizing our modernity - crisis of the perceptibility of monuments, crisis of monumentality as such - and to surprise the difficulty of self-knowledge that a public memorial architectural work should convey and update in the midst of our cities, we analyze Jenny Holzer's public art intervention on a baroque monument in Rome, the Fontana dell'Acqua Paola, on which she projects the words of the American poet Henri Cole. The luminous words of the poem, what are they talking about? What cultural and historical memory, and what self-knowledge, collective and unique, do they allow
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Le risque de perte de visibilité et de lisibilité est une partie intégrante de la logique monumentale et de sa nature matérielle, esthétique et historique. Pour saisir la double crise caractérisant notre modernité – crise de la perceptibilité des monuments, crise de la monumentalité comme telle – et pour surprendre la difficulté de la connaissance de soi qu’une œuvre architecturale mémorielle publique devrait véhiculer et actualiser au milieu de nos villes, on analyse l’intervention d’art publique de Jenny Holzer sur un monument baroque de Rome, la Fontana dell’Acqua Paola, sur laquelle elle projette les mots du poète américain Henri Cole. Les mots lumineux du poème, de quoi parlent-ils ? Quelle mémoire culturelle et historique, et quelle connaissance de soi, collective et singulière, permettent-ils
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