Do you dare to answer? #4

  1. Photographic evidence of performace art. If it is displayed in a gallery, is it still just a documentation of a performace or do photographs become new art work by itself? Who decides that?
  2. Do we even need documentation photos to represent something, or is the word of mouth enough?
  3. Group Material’s archive exhibitions in the 1980s presented a new definition of authorship by combining everyday objects and artworks by several artists. The resulting presentations often blurred the distinction between artwork and document, effectively turning artifacts into art, and artworks into relics. (Gioni, 2011, p. 20)” Does the answer change if we take this way of making exhibitions into account?

    References:

    Gioni, M. (2011) ‘The limits of interpretation’, The Exhibitionist, 4, pp. 17-22.

    LIST OF PHOTOGRAPHS:
    1. featured image: McCall, A. (1975) Interior scroll. ⌈photograph⌋ Available from: http://hyperallergic.com/232342/forty-years-of-carolee-schneemanns-interior-scroll/ ⌈Accessed 13 December 2016⌋.

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