This collection helpfully amplifies a vivid set of questions that haunt art and objecthood in modernity and that situate art objects, images, and acts as, themselves, haunting. What is it to ‘witness’ art when art itself may bear unspeakable witness to history’s traumatic events or their aftershocks? The editors have carefully chosen texts that continue to open out the visual field to its extra-visual intimations and its phenomenal effects, adding art historical depth to the deeply modern hope that the visual field is always more than meets the eye and more than can neatly congeal in narrative, in memory, or in time.