Goodall, Jane (2010) When the present comes to get you. In: After the event: new perspectives on art history. Rethinking Art's Histories. Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. 227-239. ISBN 9780719081736
Jane Goodall, in 'When the present comes to get you: proposes that our conception of memories as belonging to the past may be a category mistake, since we are never so present as at those times when a memory is seeded or when it re-emerges. The most potent memories stop time, forcing past events back into the present as experience that refuses to stop happening; this is especially the case with memories of violence. Violence, Goodall suggests, is 'when the present comes to get you: This, rather than the treatment of violence as image and spectacle, is a feature of much recent art, revealing a new cultural maturity in the way artists portray the experience of violent events.
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