31.1.09

re-cover nr.42

Opera Aperta - Umberto Eco

This is a picture taken in the installation "Infinity Mirror Room - Phalli's Field" (1965 - Yayoi Kusama), at the "Mirrored Years" exhibition, Rotterdam 2008.


Umberto Eco is an Italian medievalist, semiotician, philosopher, literary critic and novelist.
Opera Aperta was first published in 1962, and translated to English in 1989 as The Open Work.

"I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed."

"The postmodern reply to the modern consists of recognizing that the past, since it cannot really be destroyed, because its destruction leads to silence, must be revisited: but with irony, not innocently."

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