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Spectre 3: Contemporary Ruins

Spectre 3: Contemporary Ruins

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Publisher: Cosa Mentale, ISBN: 9782491039066, Paperback, 250 x 310mm, 208pp

The third issue of ‘Spectre’ invites various artists to deliver their interpretation of contemporary ruins. Ruins are necessary because they question our historical records, making us fleetingly aware of a distance between a past meaning, which has been abolished, and a present perception, which is incomplete. They introduce a temporal doubling, where the present is no longer the epicentre of our perceptions. It is uncertain whether future history will be capable of generating new ruins, but the contemporary capacity to leave significant ruins is undoubtedly certain. Our era has and will continue to produce abandoned, unfinished, deteriorated, and rapidly obsolete spaces.