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The uses of photography : art, politics, and the reinvention of a medium

Author: Jill DawseyDavid AntinPamela M LeeJudith F RodenbeckBenjamin J YoungAll authors
Publisher: La Jolla, California : Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego ; Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Dawsey; David Antin; Pamela M Lee; Judith F Rodenbeck; Benjamin J Young; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego,
ISBN: 0520290593 9780520290594
OCLC Number: 945028521
Notes: "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."--Colophon.
Photographers include: David Antin ; Eleanor Antin ; John Baldessari ; Jean-Pierre Gorin ; Helen Mayer Harrison ; Newton Harrison ; Louis Hock ; Allan Kaprow ; Fred Lonidier ; Babette Mangolte ; Martha Rosler ; Allan Sekula ; Lorna Simpson ; Elizabeth Sisco ; Phel Steinmetz ; Carrie Mae Weems.
Description: 223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
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.
Responsibility: edited by Jill Dawsey ; with contributions by David Antin, Jill Dawsey, Pamela M. Lee, Judith Rodenbeck, and Benjamin J. Young.


Tracing a crucial history of photoconceptual practice, this book focuses on an artistic community that formed in and around the young University of California San Diego, founded in 1960, and its  Read more...
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