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When Fact Is Fiction: Documentary Art in the Post-Truth Era (Paperback)

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By Nele Wynants (Editor), Nele Wynants (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Pascal Gielen (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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In the age of "fake news" and "alternative facts," artists take on truth and fiction

"Fake news" and "alternative facts" have recently entered the public lexicon, speaking to a renewed confusion over concepts of truth and reality. But these concerns have long been addressed in the field of documentary art, well before the recent attention in politics and media related to facts, truth, reality and fiction. Artists who work with archival materials or scrutinize their own subjective position while making documentary work, for example, have long had to reckon with the boundaries between truth and fiction.

When Fact Is Fiction collects contributions from and about artists who explore the boundaries between fact and fiction by playing with the "documentary." Looking at how artists deploy concepts such as truth, reality, fiction and post-truth, this volume explores how the fine lines between fact and fiction can be used to reimagine versions of the present and the future.
Product Details
ISBN: 9789492095718
ISBN-10: 9492095718
Publisher: Valiz
Publication Date: April 28th, 2020
Pages: 224
Language: English