Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary. Exhibition organized by Okwui Enwezor for the I. Photography, New York, N.Y. 18 January-4 May Mr. Enwezor’s “Archive Fever” is up there with it. It has something like the same suspenseful pace, without the focused story line. The archive of. Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art, curated by Okwui Enwezor, explores a variety of ways in which contemporary artists.

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Okwui Enwezor is a Nigerian curator, art critic, writer, poet and educator, specializing in art history, living in New York City and Munich where he is the director of the Haus der Kunst non-collecting art museum.

What follows is my summary of what struck me as points to consider. My further thoughts are included in italics. I have only referred to a few of the artists included in the Exhibition, all of whom are fascinating and I became very absorbed in their work, some of which I may come back to later in Part 2.

Like Liked by 1 person. I wish you would stop posting such interesting things! Keep up the good work but stop distracting feer Hi Jan, I do think it ties fecer very much with Documentary of whatever kind. Very readable and informative. As everyone has mentioned a lot of interesting thoughts and threads.


5. Okwui Enwezor writing on the archive Fever Exhibition 2008

There are certainly plenty of nouns and adjectives to choose from there. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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Learn how your comment data is processed. Photography and the Archive Photography is simultaneously the documentary evidence and the archival record of such transactions — Because the camera is literally an archiving machine, every photograph, every film enweozr a priori an archival object.

Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art

A mechanism of time travel through which we return to the past, compiling indexes of comparisons and tables of facts that generate their own public and private meanings p. The photograph becomes the sovereign analogue of identity, memory, and history, joining past aarchive present, virtual and real, thus giving the photographic document the aura of an anthropological artefact and the authority of a social instrument.

I look at the photographs in my archive and, in remembering and recollecting, re-create different versions of my history Beyond the realm of the snapshot is another empire … connected to a more regulative, bureaucratic, institutional order feve invigilates and exercises control over bodies and identities.


It just seemed a natural thing to do. An example of the way in which artists structure artistic thinking. Fevef is a freedom in that though to make of it what you will, to de-construct received wisdom and look at it another way.

Here the time of making functions as a shadow archive next to the flat panel of the large-scale print. There is further information here. The Collection is held at Liverpool Central Library.

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