'The Human Snapshot draws upon a conference of the same name organized by the LUMA Foundation and Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College that took place in Arles, France, in 2011. The conference contributions and subsequent essays examine contemporary forms of humanism and universalism as they circulate and are produced in art and photography. The look toward these two terms stems from theorist Ariella Azoulay’s research on the seminal exhibition “The Family of Man,” first installed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1955, which she frames as a lens through which to view universalism at play. These values have been under conceptual assault in recent years, yet they continue to proliferate — even through the visual arts, where humanism and universalism are customarily dismissed. The Human Snapshot takes these themes and wrestles with their application in the use of photography, the exhibition format, contemporary democracy, human rights discourse, and the power of the image at large.' - from publisher's website

Includes biographies of contributors.

Access level

Onsite

Location code REF.KET2
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2013

No of pages

319

ISBN / ISSN

9783943365634

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
Introduction: The Sandwich

- Tirdad ZOLGHADR

'The Family of Man': A Visual Universal Declaration of Human Rights

- Ariella AZOULAY

Notes on Display, and a Work by Alejandra Riera

- Roger M. BUERGEL

A Brief Encounter with Fine Art, Universality, and Other Weathered Notions

- Bassam El BARONI

The Colonial Modern: Of Pythons, Airplanes, and Donkeys

- Marion VON OSTEN

Tropicale Modernite

- Dominique GONZALEZ-FOERSTER

A Xenophobic Democracy

- Michel FEHER

Reimagining the Common: Rethinking the Refugee Experience

- Sandi HILAL, Alessandro PETTI

Spectators of the Now, the Now of Spectatorship

- Katya SANDER

The Politics of Neutrality: Constructing a Global Civility

- Suhail MALIK

Missing People: Entanglement, Superposition, and Exhumation as Sites of Indeterminacy

- Hito STEYERL

The Image is the Bone!

- Eyal WEIZMAN

Notes on the Double Bind of Universalism and the Image of Earth

- Anselm FRANKE

Humanist Correspondence

- Alex KLEIN

Toward a Grammar of Emergency

- Hal FOSTER

Copia

- Denis HOLLIER

Fragments of Humanity

- Georges DIDI-HUBERMAN

Afterword: Two Snapshots

- Thomas KEENAN

The Human Snapshot
分享
引用
Rights statements

In Copyright

What does this mean?

This item is covered by one or more copyrights. It is available for research only or use within Hong Kong’s fair dealing rules. Please do not copy, re-use or reproduce this item without the permission of the copyright holder.

標籤

The Human Snapshot