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Aesthetic Journalism: Reality and its Representation 2010 by Alfredo Cramerotti

Aesthetic Journalism: Reality and its Representation  2010

talk, symposium, lecture

The 'Academic Discourse' series of public talks aims at deepening the understanding of photography beyond a mere mechanical reproduction by a common gadget, but as a medium that influence the way we perceive the world, and essentially a part of our lives. Over the past five years Alfredo Cramerotti has written about the aesthetic merger of contemporary visual art & photography practices and the news media. By adopting the ubiquitous tropes of graphic mapping and Magnum style photography, an increasing number of photographers and artists have borrowed from these visual languages to present their work in a context closely aligned with investigative journalism. Drawing from his recent book Aesthetic Journalism: How to inform without informing (2009, Intellect), Cramerotti will speak about the growing overlap between global news media and contemporary visual practices. Date/Time: Sat 16 October 2010, 2pm – 3pm Venue: Singapore Art Museum, Glass Hall Limited to 50 pax Speaker: Alfredo Cramerotti