Paper $43.50 ISBN: 9789089644718 Published August 2013 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art

Erika Balsom

Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art
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Erika Balsom

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250 pages | 29 halftones | 6 x 9
Paper $43.50 ISBN: 9789089644718 Published August 2013 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Once at the margins of the art world, film now occupies a prominent place in museums and galleries. Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art explores the emergence of cinema as a primary medium of artistic production, offering an in-depth inquiry into its genesis, its defining features, and its ramifications. Erika Balsom also tackles cinema studies’ great disciplinary obsession—namely, what cinema was, is, and will become in a digital future. Rich in theoretical reflections and critical analyses, Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art offers insights into the whole history of cinema from the vantage point of today’s art. 
Mieke Bal | Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
 “This book is one I have been hoping to encounter for quite a while. It is rich in theoretical reflections as well as critical analyses of works, and makes a very strong case for a new form of art and a new form of cinema in one. It is theoretically complex and elegantly written.” 
D.N. Rodowick | Harvard University
"Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art is our first sustained critical history of one of the most important dimensions of contemporary art: the encounter of the cinema with the museum, the art gallery, and new practices of moving image installation. It is also a deep examination of the persistence of a certain memory of cinema that persists as a subject of critical re-examination by the most fascinating artists of our time.  It is a path-breaking book that will long remain unsurpassable."  


Introduction – The Othered Cinema


Chapter 1: Architectures of Exhibition

      The “Passages” of Cinema

      Projection and Patrimony

      Black Box/White Cube

      The New Blockbusters

      The Myth of Activity

      Media at MoMA

Chapter 2: Filmic Ruins

      Post-medium Post-mortem

      Indexing the Past

      A Little History of 16mm


      Analogue Aura

Chapter 3: The Remake: Old Movies, New Narratives

      Ambivalent Appropriations

      The Four Operations


      The False Promises of the “Utopia of Use”

      Remaking Fandom


      VCR Memories

Chapter 4: The Fiction of Truth and the Truth of Fiction


      Hybrid Forms

      Rehabilitating Narrative

      A Return of the Deal

      Two Images of Death

Conclusion – “Cinema and…”




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