Art and the Moving Image: A Critical Reader

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Tanya Leighton, Charles Esche
Harry N. Abrams, Oct 1, 2008 - Performing Arts - 480 pages
The arrival of the moving image in contemporary art has provoked a great deal of discussion among critics, artists, and curators and presents a serious challenge to our understanding of the traditional media and institutions of film, painting, and sculpture. Art and the Moving Image explores the cause, the motivation, and the aesthetic, social, and political significance of this paradigm shift. This is the first reader to gather together critical reactions to the moving image in contemporary art, and includes seminal historical texts as well as newly commissioned essays from leading art historians, critics, artists, theorists, and philosophers.

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About the author (2008)

Tanya Leighton is a freelance curator and editor, with Pavel Buchler of Saving the Image (2004). Charles Esche is director of the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and the co-curator of the Istanbul Biennale 2005.

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