|Author||: Jane Blocker|
|Publisher||: U of Minnesota Press|
|Total Pages||: 181|
|ISBN 10||: 9780816654765|
|ISBN 13||: 081665476X|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
The act of bearing witness can reveal much, but what about the figure of the witness itself? As contemporary culture is increasingly dominated by surveillance, the witness--whether artist, historian, scientist, government official, or ordinary citizen--has become empowered in realms from art to politics. In Seeing Witness, Jane Blocker challenges the implicit authority of witnessing through the examination of a series of contemporary artworks, all of which make the act of witnessing visible, open to inspection and critique.