Museums and Photography

Museums and Photography : Displaying Death

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Elena Stylianou is Assistant Professor of Art History and Theory at the European University, Cyprus. She earned a PhD in Art Theory from Columbia University, USA and completed her postdoctoral fellowship research at the University of London, UK. She has taught at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, and has received numerous fellowships and awards including the Fulbright and the Spencer. Her research interests include contemporary art, curatorial practices and pedagogy, photography, and archives. She is currently the principle investigator of the funded research project "The Political Potential of Curatorial Practices and Educational Paradigms." Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert is Assistant Professor in the Multimedia and Graphic Arts Department as well as the Coordinator of the Visual Sociology and Museum Studies lab at the Cyprus University of Technology. She holds a PhD in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester, UK. She was recently awarded a Research Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institute, USA. Her research interests include photography and visual sociology, as well as museum and visitor studies with an emphasis on art museums and issues of cultural consumption.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 360 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113885204X
  • 9781138852044
  • 1,760,262

Review quote

"In essence, the images of death in a museum context question the communicative capacity and constraints of photography and the role of museums in elucidating the human condition. This book will likely stimulate some new thinking about death and its multi-layered meanings that define who we are." - Vivian Ting Wing Yan, The Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kongshow more

About Elena Stylianou

Elena Stylianou is Assistant Professor of Art History and Theory at the European University, Cyprus. She earned a PhD in Art Theory from Columbia University, USA and completed her postdoctoral fellowship research at the University of London, UK. She has taught at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, and has received numerous fellowships and awards including the Fulbright and the Spencer. Her research interests include contemporary art, curatorial practices and pedagogy, photography, and archives. She is currently the principle investigator of the funded research project "The Political Potential of Curatorial Practices and Educational Paradigms." Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert is Assistant Professor in the Multimedia and Graphic Arts Department as well as the Coordinator of the Visual Sociology and Museum Studies lab at the Cyprus University of Technology. She holds a PhD in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester, UK. She was recently awarded a Research Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institute, USA. Her research interests include photography and visual sociology, as well as museum and visitor studies with an emphasis on art museums and issues of cultural consumption.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Part 1: Memorializing Death and Ethical Dilemmas 1. Documenting life / Documenting Death: Displaying Photographs at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Laura De Becker 2. Honoring the Dead: Photography and the Display of the Jewish Necropolis in the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki Iro Katsaridou 3. The "War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath" Exhibition and the Ambiguity of Photographic Violence and Death Jean Kempf 4. Funerary Photography and the Museum's Public/Private Space Rosanne Alstatt Part 2: Politics of Absence 5. Where are the Dead Bodies? Sheila Watson 6. Death and the Great Kanto Earthquake J.M. Hammond 7. Double Exposure: Imposed Absence and the Disclosure of Death in Ken Gonzales-Day's "Erased Lynching" Reilley Bishop-Stall 8. On "May 1st, 2011": The Absent Image as a Site of Contention Mafalda Damaso 9. (Un)Veiled Truths: Documentary Photography in the Art Museum Maria Petrides and Elena Stylianou Part 3: Shifting Narratives / Changing Contexts 10. Photography as a Form of Taxidermy: Zoe Leonard's "Preserved Head of Bearded Woman," Musee Orfila (1991) Chelsea Nichols 11. Our First Murder: Exhibiting Forensic Evidence Outside the Police Archive Stella Pekiaridi 12. Human Skulls and Photographs of Dead Bandits: The Problems of Presenting a 19th Century Museum to a 21st Century Audience Silvano Montaldo and Eleanor Chiari 13. A Museum of Martyrs / The Martyr in the Museum Verena Straub 14. Saints, Martyrs, and Heroes: The Iconography of Death in Cyprus Yiannis Toumazis Part 4: Spectatorship, Witnessing, and Voyeurism 15. Political Loss, Public Outrage: Ahlam Shibli's "Death" at the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume Gil Pasternak 16. The Sight of Death: Visitor Responses to Photographs of the Quick and the Dead at the Wellcome Collection Pam Meecham 17. Yad Vashem's Preface: The Klooga Installation Rachel Perry 18. "Persons Unknown": Lynching Photographs in the Museum R.M. Wolff 19. Living, Dead, and In-between: Representing Death in Contemporary Still Life Time-Lapse Photography Kayla Parkershow more