Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art
Archive Fever by Okwui Enwezor
Book DescriptionOrganized and written by renowned scholar and ICP Adjunct Curator Okwui Enwezor, "Archive Fever" presents works by leading contemporary artists who use archival documents to rethink the meaning of identity, history, memory, and loss. Over the past thirty years, successive generations have taken wide-ranging approaches to the photographic and filmic archive. The works presented here take many forms, including physical archives arranged by peculiar cataloguing methods, imagined biographies of fictitious persons, collections of found and anonymous photographs, film versions of photographic albums, and photomontages composed of historical photographs.These images have a wide-ranging subject matter yet are linked by the artists shared meditation on photography and film as the quintessential media of the archive. Artists in the exhibition include Tacita Dean, Stan Douglas, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Zoe Leonard, Ilan Lieberman, Walid Raad, Thomas Ruff, Anri Sala, Fazal Sheikh, Eyal Sivan, Lorna Simpson, and Vivan Sundaram, among others.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9783865216229
(231mm x 203mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Steidl Verlag
Publisher: Steidl Publishers
Publish Date: 4-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: Germany
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