Representations 109: Adair Rounthwaite on Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Issue 109 of Representations (winter 2010) includes the article by Adair Rounthwaite, “Split Witness: Metaphorical Extensions of Life in the Art of Felix Gonzalez-Torres”:

The abstract reads:

This article examines timelessness as a strategy of textual survival employed in the art of Felix Gonzalez-Torres in the wake of the exhibition of his work at the 2007 Venice Biennale. At the Biennale, an erosion of the awareness that this timelessness stems from a split witnessing position led to effects of haunting, in which the artist’s intentionality was problematically depicted as literally continuing beyond his death.