Since the 1990s, disappearance has been a major theme in art theory – but what does disappearance really mean? And what is disappearance in the world of art and culture of today?
In the first issue of culturala, a poet, three photographers and a dozen writers and researchers explore the different meanings of disappearance, seeking them in the contemporary world of art, emotion, popular culture, memory, music and literature. On the pages of culturala you’ll find essays, artworks and readings of the disappearance of self, the disappearance of time and memory and the disappearance that happens when change is so fast that ‘the new’ disappears in front of our eyes, always replaced with ‘the newer’.
Featuring Anna Cherednikova, Daisy Corbin O’Grady, Alejandra Espinosa, Dhiman Gupta, Jasper Jones, Maria Kruglyak, Laureen Lehoux, Diana Lizette Rodriguez, Matthias London, Daniel Matthews, Simona Patrizi, Sarah Scott, Angeliki Vidou, Silja Vornanen, Bianca Wallis-Salmon and Elspeth Walker.