Las imágenes y las cosas en las post-dictadura argentina: pertenencias, símbolos, simulacros



Parole chiave:

Photography; Visual Arts; post-dictatorship; memory; objects


This essay aims to investigate the representation of objects in post-dictatorship photography and Argentine visual arts. Based on the thought of the Italian philosopher Remo Bodei about the difference between ‘object’ and ‘thing’, we maintain that this opposition serves, as a theoretical framework, to deepen the analysis of the visual representations of objects and to understand the apparent paradox that these images conceal: a visuality that works only in mutual interdependence of the language. The works of some of the most outstanding post-dictatorship photographers and artists are analyzed: Marcelo Brodsky, Fernando Gutiérrez, Paula Luttringer, Helen Zout, Gabriela Bettini, Inés Ulanovsky, Julio Pantoja, Martín Kovensky, Omar Estela et al.

Biografia autore

Edoardo Balletta, Università degli Studi di Bologna

Edoardo Balletta, PhD in Latin American literature from the University of Bologna, associate professor at the same university. He has worked on 20th century River Plate poetry and on literary representations of national identity in the nineteenth century novel and in the essay on post-revolutionary Mexico. He has published books on Argentine poetry (Tu svástica en las tripas. Retorica del corpo e storia in Néstor Perlongher, 2009; La poesia del corpo, il corpo della poesia. Uno studio su Oliverio Girondo, 2017) and essays on cultural artifacts, politics and memory in Argentina from the '70s.




Come citare

Balletta, Edoardo. 2021. «Las imágenes Y Las Cosas En Las Post-Dictadura Argentina: Pertenencias, símbolos, Simulacros». Altre Modernità, marzo, 1-15.