Introducing themes such as landscape, architecture and the passage of time; documentation and reiteration; and trauma and the uncanny, the curators highlight works by artists such as Tacita Dean, An-My Lê, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and others. Haunted reveals how much of contemporary photography and video seems haunted by the past, by ghostly apparitions that are reanimated in reproductive media, in live performance, and in the virtual world.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
We are specifically interested in how technologies like photographs show us the past in the present; they seem to haunt us because we see so viscerally today what happened in the past. - Jennifer Blessing
Much of contemporary photography and video seems haunted by the past, by ghostly apparitions that are reanimated in reproductive media, live performance, and the virtual world. Focusing especially on work created since 2001, Haunted traces the widespread integration of photography into contemporary art since the 1960s, spurred by the innovation and diffusion of reproductive mediums, which occurred in tandem with the paradigm-shifting expansion of the notion of art itself that has defined art production ever since. The pieces collected in this book range from individual photographs and photographic series, to sculptures and paintings that incorporate photographic elements, to videos, film, performance and site-specific installations. Includes artists such as Marina Abramoviæ, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Sophie Calle, Tacita Dean, Stan Douglas, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Joan Jonas, Sherrie Levine, Sally Mann, Christian Marclay, Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Jeff Wall, and Andy Warhol.
What the heck am I doing in Minneapolis!? I need to be living at the Guggenheim soaking up this exhibition!