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Review: “Ancient Art Objects” is an acute examination of the contemporary

“Contemporariness inscribes itself in the present by marking it above all as archaic.” Lifted from philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s essay What Is the Contemporary?, this cryptic statement informs curator Katie Geha’s Ancient Art Objects, which closed at Whitespace Gallery on September 9. Steeped in the philosophies of Friedrich Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin, Agamben’s text is dense and difficult.
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