Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary. Exhibition organized by Okwui Enwezor for the I. Photography, New York, N.Y. 18 January-4 May Mr. Enwezor’s “Archive Fever” is up there with it. It has something like the same suspenseful pace, without the focused story line. The archive of. Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art, curated by Okwui Enwezor, explores a variety of ways in which contemporary artists.

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As everyone has mentioned a lot of interesting thoughts and threads. A Publication of the College Art Association. Tacita Dean explores amateur photography in Flohwhich is composed of images collected ejwezor flea markets in Europe and the United States.

International Center of Photography- Photography – pages. There are certainly plenty of nouns and adjectives to choose from there.

Visit the CAA Website. I have only referred to a few of the artists included in the Exhibition, all of whom are fascinating and I became very absorbed in their work, some of which I may come back to later in Part 2.

Notify me of new comments via email. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The photograph becomes the sovereign analogue of identity, memory, and history, joining past and present, virtual and real, thus giving the photographic document the aura of an anthropological artefact and the authority of a social instrument. Reviews and essays are licensed to the public under a under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.

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There is further information here. Keep up the good work but stop distracting me! You are commenting using your Facebook account. Here the time of making functions as a shadow archive next to the flat panel of the large-scale print. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Installed in its own room, the piece is composed of one hundred front pages of international newspapers published a day after the destruction of the World Trade Center. Within this critical project the archive served as both a theoretical term and a descriptive one in the analysis of projects by artists such as Marcel Duchamp and Marcel Broodthaers, both of whose work is constructed as an archive in order to dismantle the idea of a coherent artistic identity as well as to criticize the museum as an institution that regulates the cultural and symbolic currency of artworks.

For both Dean and Ruff, it is precisely the muteness of photographs that triggers their intensified circulation, and at the same time, that makes them such contested and unstable cultural objects. Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies.

5. Okwui Enwezor writing on the archive Fever Exhibition 2008

There is a freedom in that though to make of it what you will, to de-construct received wisdom and look at it another way. Really interesting piece and very informative. I wish you would stop posting such interesting things! Over the past 30 years, successive generations have taken wide-ranging approaches to archives, most of them like Cornell concentrating on photographic and filmic collections. Hi Jan, I do think it ties in very much with Documentary of whatever kind.

As Enwezor explains in the catalogue, in this political work the document is turned into a monument, an altarpiece for death Eichmann in Jerusalemwhich is composed from the footage of the trial in Jerusalem of Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi officer who coordinated the deportation of the Jews to their death. An example of the way in which artists structure artistic thinking. My further thoughts are included in italics. That is, the work pushes the assumed rationality of the archive to its limit by using an image of an event like the Holocaust that challenges received notions of proof and witnessing.


Abdul Aziz holding a photograph of his brother, Mula Abdul Hakim The original image is enlarged, cropped, and silkscreened while encaustic is applied to its purplish surface.

These images offer a wide-ranging subject matter, but are linked by the artists’ shared meditation on photography and film as the quintessential media of the archive. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. You are commenting using your WordPress. What follows is my summary of what struck me as points to consider.

Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art

This looks such an interesting course. As the exhibition suggests, this dynamic underlines the practice of many contemporary artists who either read archival documents against the grain or create new kinds of archives in which this epistemological problematic is explicitly evoked. Please send feveg about this review to editor. I look feber the photographs in my archive and, in remembering and recollecting, re-create different versions of my history Beyond the realm of the snapshot is another empire … connected to a more regulative, bureaucratic, institutional order that invigilates and exercises control over bodies and identities.

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