Let's talk about... the role of the document Julia Ramírez

Julia Ramírez

03 Jun. 2017

Let’s talk about… understands exhibitions as powerful devices that activate the imagination and generate discourses that often exceed those anticipated by the institution or preconceived by the curatorial team. In Let’s talk about…, artists, thinkers and various agents, together with the visitors, activate exhibitions from concrete perspectives that generate personal readings of them.

Let’s talk about…
The role of the document: activating archives

This itinerary invites us to reflect on the image understood as a document in the broadest sense. What do different types of documentary images mean? What are they for? How can they be activated? Based on the exhibitions Akram Zaatari: Against Photography. An Annotated History of the Arab Image Foundation and Forensic Architecture: Towards an Investigative Aesthetics, we will experience different ways of activating visual documents: either through playing with the materials of a photographic archive, as in Zaatari’s case, or through the use of images found on the Internet and used for research in open code by the Forensic Architecture group.

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  • Akram Zaatari
    Against photography. An annotated history of the Arab Image Foundation


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