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Author Elhaik, Tarek, author.

Title The incurable-image : curating post-Mexican film and media arts / Tarek Elhaik.

Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (viii, 198 pages) : illustrations.
Series Edinburgh studies in film and intermediality
Edinburgh studies in film and intermediality.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : states of curation -- Curatorial work -- The incurable-image -- Roger Bartra : intrusion and melancholia -- Post-Mexican fugue (Farewell to ¡Que viva Mexico!) -- The incurable park : Fundidora -- Untimely futures -- Epilogue.
Summary From the 1990s onwards the 'ethgraphic turn in contemporary art' has generated intense dialogues between anthropologists, artists and curators. While ethgraphy has been both generously and problematically re-appropriated by the art world, curation has seldom caught the conceptual attention of anthropologists. Based on two years of participant-observation in Mexico City, Tarek Elhaik addresses this lacuna by examining the concept-work of curatorial platforms and media artists. Taking his cue from ongoing critiques of Mexicanist aesthetics, and what Roger Bartra calls 'the post-Mexican condition', Elhaik conceptualises curation less as an exhibition-oriented practice within a national culture, than as a figure of care and an image of thought animating a complex assemblage of inter-medial practices, from experimental cinema and installations to curatorial collaborations. Drawing on Gilles Deleuze and Paul Rabiw, the book introduces the concept of the 'Incurable-Image', an antidote to our curatorial malaise and the ethical substance for a post-social anthropology of images.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Art museums -- Curatorship -- Mexico.
Motion pictures -- Mexico.
Art and anthropology -- Mexico.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781474403368 (webready PDF)
1474403360 (webready PDF)
9781474411110 (epub)
1474411118 (epub)
9781474403351 (hardback)
1474403352 (hardback)