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Title The uses of photography : art, politics, and the reinvention of a medium / edited by Jill Dawsey ; with contributions by David Antin, Jill Dawsey, Pamela M. Lee, Judith Rodenbeck, and Benjamin J. Young.

Publication Info. La Jolla, California : Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego ; Oakland California : University of California Press, [2016]


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Description 223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-207) and index.
Note Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name organized and presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla, California, September 24, 2016-January 2, 2017.
Summary "The Uses of Photography examines a network of artists who were active in Southern California between the late 1960s and early 1980s and whose experiments with photography opened the medium to a profusion of new strategies and subjects. These artists introduced urgent social issues and themes of everyday life into the seemingly neutral territory of conceptual art, through photographic works that took on hybrid forms, from books and postcards to video and text-and-image installations. Tracing a crucial history of photoconceptual practice, The Uses of Photography focuses on an artistic community that formed in and around the young University of California San Diego, founded in 1960, and its visual arts department, founded in 1967. Artists such as Eleanor Antin, Allan Kaprow, Fred Lonidier, Martha Rosler, Allan Sekula, and Carrie Mae Weems employed photography and its expanded forms as a means to dismantle modernist autonomy, to contest notions of photographic truth, and to engage in political critique. The work of these artists shaped emergent accounts of postmodernism in the visual arts and their influence is felt throughout the global contemporary art world today."--Page 4 of cover.
Contents The uses of photography: an introduction / Jill Dawsey -- "There was no radicalization...It was normal for us": teaching and learning with the visual arts department, 1967-76 / Pamela M. Lee -- Various small ethnofictions of coastal California / Judith Rodenbeck -- Documents and documentary: San Diego, c. 1973 / Benjamin J. Young -- Remembering recording representing / David Antin.
Subject Photography -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Photography -- Political aspects -- Exhibitions.
Photography -- Social aspects -- Exhibitions.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Photography, Artistic -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Antin, David, editor.
Lee, Pamela M, editor.
Rodenbeck, Judith F, editor.
Young, Benjamin J., editor.
Dawsey, Jill, editor.
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, host institution.
ISBN 0520290593

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