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Documents of Utopia: The Politics of Experimental Documentary

Paolo Magagnoli

Abstract

This volume discusses the experimental documentary projects of some of the most significant artists working in the world today, including Hito Steyerl, Joachim Koester, Tacita Dean, Matthew Buckingham, Zoe Leonard, Jean-Luc Moulène, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead, and Anri Sala. It focuses on their films, videos, and photographic works that address failed utopian experiments and counter-hegemonic social practices. The book illustrates the political significance of these artistic practices and critically contributes to the debate on the conditions of utopian thinking ... More

Keywords: utopian experiments, Hito Steyerl, Joachim Koester, Tacita Dean, Matthew Buckingham, Zoe Leonard, contemporary art

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231172714
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231172714.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paolo Magagnoli, author
University of Sydney

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