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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Account Options Sign in. There is further information here. A Publication of the College Art Association. 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.

Hi Jan, I do think it ties in very much with Documentary of whatever kind. Tacita Dean explores amateur photography in Flohwhich is composed of images collected in flea markets in Europe and the United States. The Collection is held at Liverpool Central Library.

Routledge,a regulatory discursive system, a set of a priori historical rules that determine the conditions of possibility for statements, i.

Like Liked by 1 person. Visit the CAA Website. Email required Address never made public. 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.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Gabriele Guercio has written works on modern and contemporary art as well as the enwezo of art theory. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Learn how your comment data is processed.

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.


To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I look at 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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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. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Pleased you found it helpful. Please feber comments about this review to editor. 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.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Srchive 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. 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.

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.

Okwui Enwezor is a Nigerian curator, art critic, writer, poet and educator, specializing in art history, living in New York City and Munich where he is the director of the Haus der Kunst non-collecting art museum. Keep up the good work but stop distracting me!

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From inside the book. One the one hand, the strictly American perspective on the event is decentralized in a way that potentially changes its political and collective meanings; on the other hand, one is made aware of the horrifying events that followed: A Freudian Impressiontrans.


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

Others are more concerned with photographs as ethnographic objects in themselves. Enwzor of Chicago Press, As Derrida notes, the Greek etymology of “archive” connotes both “commencement” and “commandment,” implying that authority is as much at stake as authenticity.

My further thoughts are included in italics. 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.

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This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. April 23, Okwui Enwezor Archive Fever: What follows is my summary of what struck me as points to consider. An example of the way in which artists structure artistic thinking. Photography 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.

Ivan Vladislavic has written and edited several nonfiction works on apartheid and art. 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. International Center of Photography and Steidl You are commenting using your Facebook account.