Realities and Plausibilities: Re-enacting Realism in Contemporary Photographic Art, curator Alexandra Moschovi

Moschovi, Alexandra (2009) Realities and Plausibilities: Re-enacting Realism in Contemporary Photographic Art, curator Alexandra Moschovi. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

Based on the presupposition that nowadays the real has become elastic, both in physical and conceptual terms, the exhibition Realities and Plausibilities examined the ideological premises of realism and its re-enactment in contemporary photographic art.Making the borders between snatching, reconstructing or even simulating the real indistinct, such practices have, in recent years, acquired novel currency within the wider realm of the visual arts. They introduce a new type of consciousness about photography as a mode of representation, liberating the photograph from the once singular relationship to its referent (the Barthesian “having-been-there” condition) and the presumption of the “moral righteousness” accrued to the “unmediated” real. This is pursued through recent and unpublished photographic work of eleven international artists of Hellenic descent.

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Additional Information: Moschovi's introduction to the exhibition catalogue Realities and Plausibilities: Re-enacting Realism in Contemporary Photographic Art, 5-13, Athens: Galerie Xippas, 2009 has been translated into Greek in the first anthology of 30 key texts on the history of Greek photography, an initiative of the Museum of Photography Thessaloniki, to be published by Nefeli Publishing in 2012. See Alexandra Moschovi, “Pragmatikotita kai alithofaneia: I anadramatisi tou realismou sti sygxroni fotografiki techni” (Realities and Plausibilities: Re-enacting Realism in Contemporary Photographic Art), Elliniki Fotografia, Hercules Papaioannou (ed.), Thessaloniki/Athens: Museum of Photography Thessaloniki /Nefeli Publishing, 2012 Ideas on and around the ideology of realism and the return of the real in contemporary visual arts were further explored in Moschovi's in-conversation contribution to Panos Kokkinias: Here We Are, texts Régis Durand, Susan Kismaric, Alexandra Moschovi, New York: Powerhouse, 2011, 128 pages, ISBN: 978-1-576787-574-2, http://www.powerhousebooks.com/site/?p=7399 Reflections upon curating contemporary photographic arts in context were presented in Alexandra Moschovi, “Epimelitikes praktikes peri tis fotografias: Ekdoches, synecdoches, symbraxeis ke antipalotites” (Curatorial practices around photography: Approaches, synecdoches, coalitions and animosities), in To Ergo tis Epimeleias (The Oeuvre of Curation), Chistopher Marinos (ed.), Criticism and Art (AICA), 04, July 2011, Athens: Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art, Greece), pp.114-120, 266 pages, pdf, also available at http://www.aica-hellas.org/en/topic18/criticism-art-4/f7_5_2_1
Uncontrolled Keywords: Photography, visual arts, digital imaging, directorial mode, mise-en-scène, realism, theatricality, vraisemblance, hyppereality, simulacra
Subjects: Fine Art > Art History
Fine Art > Art in Context
Photography > Digital Imaging
Fine Art > Exhibition Catalogues
Photography > Photography
Divisions: Faculty of Arts Design and Media > Department of Arts and Design
Depositing User: Alexandra Moschovi
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2012 15:02
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2017 05:50
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/2699

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