Museum of Fragments

In the following quote from Robert Ginsberg’s book ‘The Aesthetics of Ruins’ I have swapped the word ‘ruin’ for the word ‘fragment’.

"The fragment’s aesthetics requires discovery and stimulates exploration, in contrast to the sense of loss and the effort to imagine the invisible. What counts in the fragment is what we find, not what it is not.

It links past to a committed future by means of its presence.

The fragment is not a work of art, utility, or nature. It comes about by the strange interaction of these sources that converts utilitarian or artistic structure to non-utilitarian, aesthetic existence."