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This well timed quantity discusses the experimental documentary tasks of a few of the main major artists operating on this planet at the present time: Hito Steyerl, Joachim Koester, Tacita Dean, Matthew Buckingham, Zoe Leonard, Jean-Luc Moulène, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead, and Anri Sala. Their motion pictures, video clips, and photographic sequence tackle failed utopian experiments and counter-hegemonic social practices.

This learn illustrates the political value of those inventive practices and significantly contributes to the controversy at the stipulations of utopian pondering in late-capitalist society, arguing that modern artists' curiosity some time past is the results of a shift in the temporal association of the utopian mind's eye from its futuristic pole towards remembrance. The booklet for this reason offers one of many first serious examinations of the new flip towards documentary within the box of latest art.

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