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Volume 25, Issue 50
  • ISSN: 0845-4450
  • E-ISSN: 2048-6928



This article considers the role of retreat in the time of global capital through an exploration of some of the major themes arising during the Banff residency, The Retreat: A position of dOCUMENTA(13), held in August 2012. These themes include the retreats of mastery, subjectivity, the protagonist, historical time, and the return of totality in response to the so-called crisis of capitalism.


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Keyword(s): exhibition; historical time; objecthood; retreat; spectacle; totality
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