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Photography and Visual Art

David Holloway

in 9/11 and the War on Terror

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9780748633807
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748670772 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633807.003.0007
Photography and Visual Art

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Chapter 6, on visual art and photography, offers detailed discussion of the 9/11 photography exhibition here is new york, the September 2004 issue of art magazine ArtForum (on ‘political’ art after 9/11), and contemporary artwork including Isa Genzken's Empire/Vampire series of plinth-mounted found objects, and Tom Sachs' Presidential Seal. The chapter considers the Abu Ghraib torture photographs, and some of the installations and visual art inspired by them, including detailed discussion of Santiago Sierra's Polyurethane Sprayed on the Backs of 10 Workers, Richard Serra's Stop Bush, and Jenny Holzer's For the City. It also offers supporting discussion of a broad range of contemporary photography, visual-art, and art-criticism.

Keywords: Art; Art-criticism; Photography; Abu Ghraib; Torture; here is new york; Isa Genzken; Tom Sachs; Santiago Sierra; Jenny Holzer

Chapter.  9713 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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