To Rescue The Past


To Rescue The Past

2017 | Woodcut and mixed media on paper, 120x150cm

The urge to rescue the past as something living, instead of using it as the material of progress, has been satisfied only in art, in which even history, as a representation of past life, is included. As long as art does not insisit on being treated as knowledge, and thus exclude itself from praxis, it is tolerated by social praxis in the same way as pleasure.

Max Horkheimer & Theodor W. Adorno, Dialectic of Enlightenment (1944)