Marx Dies in America

In his essay Arnd Schneider contends that 'America' was the projection plane for European ideologies, but also that at the same time these ideologies became short-circuited, in other words, they 'ended' in America.

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Three short, experimental  sketches are presented in this essay to explore double bind of fragmentation (where a return to Europe is no longer available and the ‘American Dream’ remains unfulfilled in Argentina, and the Americas at large):

(1) the European projection of ending onto the New World, exemplified by architect Le Corbusier's visit to Buenos Aires in 1929), (2) the transit between Europe and Argentina encapsulated in the sea voyage of emigrants, and (3) the ‘real’ New World as a place of abandon, the subject of recent artworks by Cyrill Lachauer on Paiute territory and the waste lands of former nuclear test sites in Nevada.

Tags: American Dream, Argentina, Marx Dies, Abandon, Point of No Return
Published Apr. 9, 2019 1:58 PM - Last modified Apr. 23, 2019 9:44 AM