An Aesthetics of Prolepsis

Last year, I wrote the essay An Aesthetics of Prolepsis for the catalogue of the Munich exhibition Tell me about yesterday tomorrow—and essay which, in critiquing the limits of what is sayable in Germany, became itself unpublishable, at least in its entirety. While catalogue will contain a shortened version without the “offending” passages, the full text is now available at Third Text Online thanks to Richard Dyer and Nicola Gray. It’s a long piece, but a PDF can be downloaded from the bottom of the page.

An excellent Dutch translation has been published in De Witte Raaf.