Boris Buden: Transition to Nowhere: Art in History After 1989 (2020)

17 December 2020, dusan

“Today, after Post-Communism has ended in chaos and confusion, we are entitled to ask: was it a condition, or a transition; a rise or a decline; progression, regression or simply a time-lag? Has it ever shaped its own form of social being, a unique mode of economic production, a politics of its own, a culture? Or was it just another interregnum of history, full of morbid symptoms we cannot get rid of?

Most of the essays in this book search for answers to questions in works of art. Not because art possesses a superior knowledge on history, but because the knowledge on history we posses has failed in providing those answers. This is a new experience made possible by both art and history, which, in simultaneously facing their end, have come closer to one another than ever before. It is an experience we might possibly learn from.”

Compiled by Boris Buden and Naomi Hennig
Edited by Paolo Caffoni
Publisher Archive Books, Berlin, 2020
Perspectives series
Open access
ISBN 3943620832, 9783943620832
404 pages
HT pere


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6 Responses to “Boris Buden: Transition to Nowhere: Art in History After 1989 (2020)”

  1. Miloš on December 18, 2020 11:28 am

    This book in PDF format doesn’t work, an indication for a corrupt PDF file, with a warning in the Adobe Reader: There was an error opening this document. There was a problem reading this document (14).

    Could you please solve this or do something so we could read the book?

  2. dusan on December 18, 2020 11:38 am

    Hello Miloš,

    the file should be working fine, make sure it is downloaded in full, the file size is 32550921 bytes.

    You can also download it from the website of the publisher.

  3. Miloš on December 18, 2020 11:48 am

    Hi DUšan,
    the file works fine in my Chrome – basic PDF reader – but I still have a problem in Adobe Reader when I try to save it – the same error 14. Do you have any suggestion how to solve this? Many thanks…

  4. dusan on December 18, 2020 11:55 am

    Try re-downloading or getting it from the publisher’s site..

  5. Miloš on December 18, 2020 12:02 pm

    I did both ways, re-downloaded it few times from this and the publisher site, but still nothing. I just couldn’t save it with the Adobe Acrobat Reader as usual. Maybe it’s about formatting or something like that. Thanx anyway.

  6. Miloš on December 18, 2020 12:32 pm

    In short, I’m trying to save this file, as usual in the PDF format, but it doesn’t work. I’d appreciate if you have solution to this problem. Many thanks…

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