16 February 2010

Colognialising Relics

According to the methodological principle of historicism, one is not allowed to project alien principles to foreign cultures or past epochs. Past must be recorded as it really was. Historical relics loose their original contextual connections when they are conservated and carefully preserved into museum. Time is suspended in a museum space. Objects are frozen to an arbitrary point of time. They do not have past or the future anymore. Only present moment, der Augenblick, stays.

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