Critical Realism in Contemporary Art: Around Allan Sekula's Photography

Critical Realism in Contemporary Art: Around Allan Sekula's Photography

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789058675637
Publisher: Leuven University Press
Publication date: 01/07/2008
Series: Lieven Gevaert Series
Pages: 207
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Hilde Van Gelder is professor of modern and contemporary art history at the KU Leuven and co-director of the Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography, Art and Visual Culture.

Table of Contents

Introduction
A Note on Critical Realism Today   Hilde Van Gelder   Jan Baetens     6
Critical Realism. Theory and Practice
Realism and the Digital Image   W.J.T. Mitchell     12
Loops of History Allan Sekula and Representations of Labor   Katarzyna Ruchel-Stockmans     28
Critical Realism Text, Context and Time   David Green     40
Critical Realism. Photography and Other Arts
Depicting the Contemporary Artist's Studio Four Early Works by Bik van Der Pol   Wouter Davidts     54
Painting Through Photography Critical Reflections on the Work of Dirk Braeckman, Luc Tuymans and Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven in the Early 1990S   Liesbeth Decan     64
Photography Seeing Time / Experiencing Time   Maarten Vanvolsem     76
Critical Realism. Institutions
Against Affirmative Culture Rene Block's Appropriation of 'Capitalist Realism'   Catharina Manchanda     90
Beyond Compassion How to Escape the Victim Frame in Social Documentary Photography Today   Inge Henneman     100
The Lottery of the Sea   Frits Gierstberg     114
Epilogue
A Debate on Critical Realism Today   Hilde Van Gelder   Jan Baetens     120
Interview with Allan Sekula   Katarzyna Ruchel-Stockmans     138
Photography as Diagnosis of Contemporaneity   Maria Giulia Dondero     152
Photographs   Allan Sekula     160
Shipwreck and Workers   Allan Sekula     185
The Lottery of the Sea   Allan Sekula     188

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