Documents of Utopia: The Politics of Experimental by Paolo Magagnoli PDF

By Paolo Magagnoli

This well timed quantity discusses the experimental documentary tasks of a few of the main major artists in modern-day worldwide artwork international: Hito Steyerl, Joachim Koester, Tacita Dean, Matthew Buckingham, Zoe Leonard, Jean-Luc Moulène, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead, and Anri Sala. Their motion pictures, video clips, and photographic sequence tackle the heritage of failed utopian experiments and counter-hegemonic social practices. This learn illustrates the political value of those creative practices and provides a very important contribution to the controversy at the stipulations of utopian pondering in overdue capitalist society, arguing that modern artists' curiosity some time past is the results of a shift in the temporal association of the utopian mind's eye from its futuristic pole towards the pole of remembrance. The publication as a result presents one of many first severe examinations of the new flip in the direction of documentary within the box of up to date art.

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