Documents of Contemporary Art: Moving Image


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Documents of Contemporary Art: Moving Image


Edited by Omar Kholeif

Part of the acclaimed Documents of Contemporary Art series of anthologies which collect writing on major themes and ideas in contemporary art. 

'Moving Image is a key text for comprehending the deep interconnection of the moving image and the worlds of exhibition in the 21st century.'

  -Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-director of Exhibitions
and Programmes and Director of International
Projects, Serpentine Gallery, London.

 This anthology examines the rising phenomenon of moving image practice in recent art and theory, tracing its genealogies in experimental cinema and video, body art, performance, site-specific art and installation from the 1960s onwards. Contextualizing new developments made possible by advances in digital and networked technology, it locates contemporary art centred on the moving image within a global framework.  

Artists surveyed include Jananne al-Ani, Francis Alӱs, Yuri Ancarini, Oreet Ashery, Ed Atkins, Judith Barry, Gretchen Bender, Dara Birnbaum, Black Audio Film Collective, Brad Butler, Olga Chernysheva, James Coleman, Minerva Cuevas, Stan Douglas, Olafur Eliasson, VALIE EXPORT, Harun Farocki, Omer Fast, Morgan Fisher, Hollis Frampton, Melanie Gilligan, Joana Hadjithomas, Gary Hill, Susan Hiller, William Kentridge, Anja Kirschner, Steve McQueen, Jumana Manna, Karen Mirza, Rabih Mroué, Otolith Group, Nam June Paik, Luther Price, Yvonne Rainer, R.V. Ramani, Pipilotti Rist, Ben Rivers, Ryan Trecartin, Trinh T. Minh-ha, and Bill Viola. 

Writers include Erika Balsom, Robert Bird, Claire Bishop, Christa Blϋmlinger, Jonathan Crary, T.J. Demos, Jean Fisher, Andrew Grossman, Félix Guattari, Shanay Jhaveri, Sven Lϋtticken, Francesco Manacorda, H.G. Masters, Andrew V. Uroskie, Ian White, Maxa Zoller, and Thomas Zummer.

Omar Kholeif is a writer and Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery, Senior Editor of Ibraaz Publishing and Senior Visiting Curator at HOME. He was a co-curator of the Liverpool Biennial in 2012 and Curator of the Cyprus Pavilion at the 56th Venice Bienniale in 2015. His books include Jeddah Childhood circa 1994 (2014) and You Are Here: Art After the Internet (2014).

Paperback, 240 pages, 210 x 145 mm

ISBN 978-0-85488-238-0

First published 2015

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