The revival of documentary in art, considered in historical, theoretical, and contemporary contexts.
Documents the crisis in American urban housing policies and portrays how artists have fought against government neglect, shortsighted housing policies and unfettered real estate speculation.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
A diverse group of contributors, from art historians, anthropologists, and political theorists to artists, filmmakers, and architects, considers the interaction of politics and the visual in such topics as the political consequences of a photograph taken by an Israeli soldier in a Palestinian house in Ramallah; AIDS activism; images of social suffering in Iran; the “forensic architecture” of claims to truth; and the “Make Poverty History” campaign. Transcending disciplines, they trace a broader image complex whereby politics is brought to visibility through the mediation of specific cultural forms that mix the legal and the visual, the hermeneutic and the technical, the political and the aesthetic.
A Study Room Guide on eating and dining as explored in performance