Seeing Witness

Seeing Witness
Author : Jane Blocker
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages : 181
Release : 2009
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.