Context & Identity in Contemporary Hungarian Art

Reimagining the near past and constructing local identities. A Fulbright project by Linnea West (2012-13)

Uncertainty about whether the past really is past

quotesY“Appeals to the past are among the commonest of strategies in interpretations of the past. What animates such appeals is not only the disagreement about what happened in the past and what the past was, but uncertainty about whether the past really is past, over and concluded, or whether it continues, albeit in different forms, perhaps. This problem animates all sorts of discussions—about influence, about blame and judgment, about present actualities and future priorities.”

-Edward Said, Culture and Imperialism, p.1

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This entry was posted on November 26, 2012 by in Quote.
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