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Donatien Grau (ed.), Christoph Wiesner (ed.): After the Crisis

Donatien Grau (ed.), Christoph Wiesner (ed.)

After the Crisis
Contemporary States of Photography

Softcover, 256 pages

PDF, 256 pages

After the Crisis offers a platform for discussions between some of today’s leading artists, writers, theorists, curators, and historians aimed at questioning the very status of photography today. Contributors come from the realms of critical theory, fiction,  performance art, fashion photography, and museums, as well as film and design, and their conversations bring together history and the contemporary. Comparing the current situation of photographic images with the crisis experienced by representation at the time of the birth of photography, they set our relationship with photographic images in the digital era in perspective. Through these discussions, we come to sense the existential burden of being surrounded by images, while also beginning to grasp the historical depth of a questioning of images that started long before the current generation and engages with crucial political and cultural issues of our time. 


With contributions by Philippe Artières, Osei Bonsu, Emma Bowkett, Elisabeth Bronfen, Emanuele Coccia, ­Russell ­Ferguson, ­Dominique de Font-­Réaulx, Marc Fumaroli, Leigh Ledare, Kieran Long, Roxana Marcoci, Renzo ­Martens, Paul ­McCarthy, Tom McCarthy, Pascale Montandon-­Jodorowsky, ­ORLAN, Alice Rawsthorn, Jeff Rosenheim, ­Elisa Schaar, ­Bruno Serralongue, Devika Singh, Abdellah Taïa, ­Oliviero ­Toscani, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh ­Matadin, Wim Wenders, Richard Wentworth.

  • photography
  • contemporary art
  • conversation

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Donatien Grau

is head of contemporary programs at musée d’Orsay, Paris. He is the author of various books. He realized the exhibition Pierre Guyotat, la matière de nos oeuvre in collaboration with the Azzedine Alaïa Gallery in April–June 2016. A book of conversations between him and Pierre Guyotat appeared in October 2016: Humains par Hasard.
Other texts by Donatien Grau for DIAPHANES

Christoph Wiesner

is artistic director of Paris Photo, the world leading photography fair.
Other texts by Christoph Wiesner for DIAPHANES
  • Préface

    In: Donatien Grau (ed.), Christoph Wiesner (ed.), Après la crise

  • Preface

    In: Donatien Grau (ed.), Christoph Wiesner (ed.), After the Crisis