When Document Becomes Art and Art Becomes Document. Several Art Projects Based on Photographic Collections or Archive (Download PDF)
Bucharest National University of Arts, Romania
Keywords: Time, memory, archive, photography, subREAL.
What are the necessary conditions for a photograph to surpass its status as document and to become an art object? What is more important: its aesthetic qualities or the context in which it is displayed? Does the perception of the same photograph change in time? Are there any ethical rigors that we should consider when using in our creations photos belonging to people whom we do not know and/or are no longer alive? These are some of the questions that I have asked (or had to ask) myself over the years as I often used appropriated photographic images in my work.
How to cite this article: Király, Iosif. 2019. “When Document Becomes Art and Art Becomes Document. Several Art Projects Based on Photographic Collections or Archives.” Martor 24: 173-182.