“'So sachich, dass sie fast funktional zu nennen ist'. Die Neukonstituierung der dokumentarischen Fotografie als Kunst im Museum of Modern Art"('So factual that it may almost be called functional': The Refashioning of the Photographic Document as Art at the Museum of Modern Art)

Moschovi, Alexandra (2016) “'So sachich, dass sie fast funktional zu nennen ist'. Die Neukonstituierung der dokumentarischen Fotografie als Kunst im Museum of Modern Art"('So factual that it may almost be called functional': The Refashioning of the Photographic Document as Art at the Museum of Modern Art). In: Ortsbestimmungen: Das Dokumentarische zwischen Kino und Kunst (Texte zum Dokumentarfilm). Texts on Documentary Film . Verlag Vorwerk 8, Berlin, pp. 70-93. ISBN 978-3-940384-80-5

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Abstract

This chapter explores the ways documentary photography was institutionalised as the photographic genre par excellence at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in an effort to create a niche for photography per se within a compartmentalised museum. It discusses shifts and turns in the appreciation of the photographic document during this museumification and how certain documentary practices were specifically excluded, only to be incorporated later in the new post-medium 'photographic' in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Published by Vorwerk 8, Berlin, in the series “Texts on Documentary Film“, the book was an initiative supported by the dfi-documentaryfilm initiative in order to bring together different theoretical, curatorial and artistic perspectives on the institutional frameworks and processes influencing the production, presentation and distribution of documentary film and video in different art contexts, today as well as in historical perspective. Contributors include among others Barbara Engelbach (Museum Ludwig, Cologne), TJ Demos (Center for Creative Ecologies, University of California Santa Cruz), Iris Dressler (Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart), Maria Muhle (Academy of the Arts, Munich), Jan Verwoert (art critic, Berlin), Bernhard Schwenk (Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich), Thomas Elsaesser (University of Amsterdam), Thomas Cook (LUX UK).
Uncontrolled Keywords: documentary, photography, art museum, medium specificity, Museum of Modern Art
Subjects: Fine Art > Curating
Fine Art > Art History
Fine Art > Art in Context
Photography > Documentary Photography
Photography > Photography
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
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Depositing User: Alexandra Moschovi
Date Deposited: 16 May 2018 13:56
Last Modified: 16 May 2018 13:56
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/9388

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