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    Parallelotopia: Ottoman Transcultural Memory Assemblages in contemporary art practices from the Middle East

    Koureas, Gabriel (2019) Parallelotopia: Ottoman Transcultural Memory Assemblages in contemporary art practices from the Middle East. Memory Studies , ISSN 1750-6980. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    This article engages with the conversations taking place in the photographic space between then and now, memory and photography, and with the symbiosis and ethnic violence between different ethnic communities in the ex-Ottoman Empire. It questions the role of photography and contemporary art in creating possibilities for co-existence within the mosaic formed by the various groups that made up the Ottoman Empire. The essay aims to create parallelotopia, spaces in the present that work in parallel with the past and which enable the dynamic exchange of transcultural memories. Drawing on memory theory the article shifts these debates forward by adopting the concept of ‘assemblage’. The article concentrates on the aesthetics of photographs produced by Armenian photographic studios in Istanbul during the late 19th century and their relationship to the present through the work of contemporary artists Klitsa Antoniou, Joanna Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige and Etel Adnan as well as photographic exhibitions organized by the Centre for Asia Minor Studies, Athens Greece.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): transmedial, photography, Istanbul, Smyrna, Salonica
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > History of Art
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2019 13:30
    Last Modified: 03 Aug 2019 05:40
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/28413

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