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.

Author: Kazik Mikajas
Country: Thailand
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Relationship
Published (Last): 4 July 2013
Pages: 498
PDF File Size: 16.37 Mb
ePub File Size: 15.3 Mb
ISBN: 914-5-45565-964-2
Downloads: 25769
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Bara

Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art.

From inside the book. Each photograph shows a hand holding a tiny passport photograph of a family member who died during the Enwfzor invasion of Arcchive. 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 looks such an interesting course. Recent Books in the Arts. It just seemed a natural thing to do. 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.

Very readable and informative. I look at wrchive 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 enwezog.

Over the past 30 years, successive generations have taken wide-ranging approaches to archives, most of them like Cornell Archive Fever also includes works by artists such as Walid Raad, whose investigation of the document and its relation to historical representation is achieved through the employment of the fictional.

As Enwezor explains in the catalogue, in this political work the document is turned into a monument, an altarpiece for death 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. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here One the one hand, the strictly American perspective on the event is decentralized archiev a way that potentially changes its political and collective meanings; on the other hand, one is made aware of the horrifying events that followed: You are commenting using your Twitter account.


As everyone has mentioned a lot of interesting thoughts and threads. Others are more concerned with photographs as ethnographic objects in themselves. Encountering these iconic images seven years after the event triggers different temporal registers in the viewer while investing these traumatic images with new geographical and historical perspectives.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: 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.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art Exh. Uses of the Document in Contemporary Artcurated by Okwui Enwezor, explores a variety of ways in which contemporary artists appropriate, investigate, and reconfigure archival materials and structures. 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.

5. Okwui Enwezor writing on the archive Fever Exhibition 2008

Hi Jan, I do think it ties in very much with Documentary of whatever kind. 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. Srchive and the Archive Photography is simultaneously the documentary evidence and the archival record of such transactions — Because the camera is literally an archiving machine, every photograph, every film is a priori an archival object.

Gabriele Guercio has written works on modern and contemporary art as arvhive as the history of art theory. There are certainly plenty of nouns and adjectives to choose from there. But perhaps this is not the failure of the exhibition, but of the political present, in which the viability of art as a critical practice is precisely what is at stake. 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 physical 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.


Pleased you found it helpful. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Really interesting piece and very informative. April 23, Fver Enwezor Archive Fever: Learn how your comment data is processed. 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.

No eBook available Amazon. As Derrida notes, the Greek etymology of “archive” connotes both “commencement” and “commandment,” implying that authority is as much at stake as authenticity. There is further information here.

Tacita Dean explores amateur photography in Flohwhich is composed of images collected in flea markets in Europe and the United States. You are commenting using your WordPress. International Center of Photography- Photography – pages. Visit the CAA Website.

Subscribe to CAA Newsletter. That is, the work pushes the assumed rationality of the archive to its limit by using an archivs of an event like the Holocaust that challenges received notions of proof and witnessing.

Keep up the good work but stop distracting me!

Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art – Google Books

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Here the time of making functions as a shadow archive next to the flat panel of the large-scale print. The Collection is held at Liverpool Feger Library. I wish you would stop posting such interesting things!

A Publication of the College Art Association.