Beyond Memory: Soviet Nonconformist Photography and Photo-Related Works of Art (The Dodge Soviet Nonconformist Art Publication Series)ISBN: 0813534534;
Book DescriptionPhotography possesses a powerful ability to bear witness, aid remembrance, shape, and even alter recollection. In Beyond Memory: Soviet Nonconformist Photography and Photo-Related Works of Art, the general editor, Diane Neumaier, and twenty-three contributors offer a rigorous examination of the medium?s role in late Soviet unofficial art. Focusing on the period between the mid-1950s and the late 1980s, they explore artists? unusually inventive and resourceful uses of photographywithin a highly developed Soviet dissident culture. During this time, lack of high-quality photographic materials, complimented by tremendous creative impulses, prompted artists to explore experimental photo-processes such as camera and darkroom manipulations, photomontage, and hand-coloring. Photography also took on a provocative array of forms including photo installation, artist-made samizdat (self-published) books, photo-realist painting, and many other surprising applications...
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