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The Incurable-Image: Curating Post-Mexican Film and Media Arts

Tarek Elhaik

Abstract

From the 1990s onwards the ‘ethnographic turn in contemporary art’ has generated intense dialogues between anthropologists, artists and curators. While ethnography 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, this book addresses this lacuna by examining the concept-work of curatorial platforms and media artists. Prompted by the ongoing critiques of Mexicanist aesthetics, and what Roger Bartra calls ‘the post-Mexican condition’, ... More

Keywords: contemporary art, ethnography, media artists, curation, experimental cinema, installation, Mexico City, Gilles Deleuze, Paul Rabinow, incurable-image

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474403351
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403351.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tarek Elhaik, author
University of California