Dall'hic et nunc all'ubique et Semper?
According to Walter Benjamin the aura of a work of art lies in its unique existence in a particular place (“here and now”), but certain copies/facsimiles – like those discussed in this paper – seem to challenge this point of view and realize Paul Valéry’s prediction about the possibility to produce everywhere, any time, the “system of sensations” generated by the originals.
Pucci, G. (2013). Dall'hic et nunc all'ubique et Semper?. Rivista di estetica 52, pp. 181-191.
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