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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The Collection is held at Liverpool Central Library. Gabriele Guercio has written works on modern and contemporary art as well as the history of art theory. 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.

Keep up the good work but stop distracting me! Yet, as Enwezor acknowledges, an interest in the critical logic of the archive is nothing new and was already prevalent in modern and postmodern art.

5. Okwui Enwezor writing on the archive Fever Exhibition 2008

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Notify me of new comments via email. 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. You are commenting using your WordPress. Very readable and informative.

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Learn how your comment data is processed. My further thoughts are included in italics. Here the time of making functions as a shadow archive next to the flat panel of the large-scale print. Photography and the Archive Photography is simultaneously the documentary evidence and the archival record of such efver — Because the camera is literally an archiving machine, every photograph, every film is a priori an archival object.

University of Chicago Press, For artists, of course, these imperatives provoke all kinds of exciting opportunities for eccentricity and falsification, and the works included herein take many forms, including enqezor archives arranged by bizarre cataloguing methods, imagined biographies of fictitious persons, collections of found and anonymous photographs, film versions of photographic albums and photomontages composed from historical photographs.


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A mechanism of time travel through which we return to the past, compiling indexes of comparisons and tables of facts that generate their own public and private meanings p. Over the past 30 years, successive generations have taken wide-ranging approaches to archives, most of them enwesor Cornell concentrating on photographic and filmic collections.

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In this stage of his work, Raad investigates not the failure of images to represent traumatic events but the refusal of the real to inscribe itself as a legible image—the gap between what he sees and what is recorded in his camera. Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art Exh. Ivan Vladislavic has written and edited several nonfiction works arcnive apartheid and art.

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Over the past 30 years, successive generations have taken wide-ranging approaches to archives, most of them like Cornell Reviews and essays are licensed to the public under a under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.