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

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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.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.El presente ensayo se propone indagar la representación de los objetos en la fotografía y las artes visuales argentinas de la pos-dictadura. A partir de la reflexión del filósofo italiano Remo Bodei sobre la diferencia entre el objeto y la cosa, sostenemos que dicha oposición sirve, como marco teórico, para profundizar el análisis de las representaciones visuales de los objetos y comprender la aparente paradoja que dichas imágenes encubren: una visualidad que vive de la relación mutua con la palabra. Se analizan las obras de algunos de los más destacados fotógrafos y artistas de la pos-dictadura como Marcelo Brodsky, Fernando Gutiérrez, Paula Luttringer, Helen Zout, Gabriela Bettini, Inés Ulanovsky, Julio Pantoja, Martín Kovensky, Omar Estela et al

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