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Critical Realism in Contemporary Art: Around Allan Sekula's Photography (Lieven Gevaert Series) [Paperback]

By Jan Baetens (Editor) & Hilde Van Gelder (Editor)
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Jan Baetens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Wouter Davidts, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Liesbeth Decan, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Maria Giulia Dondero, University of Bologna
Frits Gierstberg, Dutch Photo Institute NFI Rotterdam and University of Leiden
David Green, University of Brighton
Inge Henneman, Photomuseum of Antwerp and FMM/Fotomuseum Magazine
Catharina Manchanda, Washington University in St. Louis
W. J. T. Mitchell, University of Chicago and Critical Inquiry
Katarzyna Ruchel-Stockmans, Research Foundation-Flanders and Catholic University of Leuven
Hilde Van Gelder, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Maarten Vanvolsem, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

"Critical realism is a way of seeking to understand the social reality by critically 'making notes' of it. . . . As scratches of reality, Sekula's photographs and films leave their traces in our minds. They encourage, yes, even force reflection, and through that, slow changes can probably become a reality, certainly at the level of the individual."--From the Introduction, "A Note on Critical Realism Today"

The American photographer Allan Sekula teaches at the California Institute of the Arts. His oeuvre features a number of unique characteristics that instigate a strong plea for art to become once more critically engaged. Sekula's iconography rediscovers the theme of labor and his photographs, on the verge between art and documentary, reflect on the possibility that visual art might again deliver an "act of criticism."

In the art world, for several decades now, realism has been relegated to the museum of premodern styles and devices, and the idea of social commitment in art has become confused; even when contemporary art carries a strong political message, it often does so in a way that masks the message within a tangle of conceptual devices and abstractions. Sekula's photography has triggered intense debate about the ways in which art can take a critical position on social questions without succumbing to a plainspoken or partisan stance. In Critical Realism in Contemporary Art, leading theorists of art use Sekula's work as a starting point for wide-ranging discussions of technology, history, and society as they are reflected in today's photographic practice.

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Studio: Coronet Books
Pages   207
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6.75" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   1.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 31, 2006
Publisher   Coronet Books
ISBN  9058675637  
ISBN13  9789058675637  

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More About Jan Baetens & Hilde Van Gelder

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jan Baetens is Professor of Cultural and Literary Studies at the University of Leuven. His main research areas are modern French poetry and word and image studies, mainly in so-called minor genres such as comics, photonovels and novelisations. He is the author of some fifteen volumes (among which is a classic volume on Tintin, 2006) and has published widely in journals such as Critical Inquiry, PMLA, History of Photography, Poetics Today, Yale French Studies, Poetique, English Language Notes, Romanic Review, and French Forum. In 2007 8 Baetens was the holder of a Belgian Francqui Chair, and the same year he was awarded the triennial prize of poetry of Francophone Belgium.

Jan Baetens has an academic affiliation as follows - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

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