research product . 2021

What Moves You?: Georges Didi-Huberman’s Arts of Passage and Pittsburgh Stories of Migration

Irimia, Alexandra;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2021
  • Publisher: Scholarship@Western
  • Country: Canada
Contemporary art historian, critic, and theorist Georges Didi-Huberman thinks of images not as static objects, but as movements, passages, and gestures of memory and/or desire. For the French “historian of passing images,” as he has been called, “all images are migrants. Images are migrations. They are never simply local” (D2017). His book, Passer, quoi qu'il en coûte ("To Pass at Any Price"), co-written with the Greek poet and director Niki Giannari, takes on precisely the visual dynamics of passages, passengers, and passageways in the context of contemporary migration flows. In April 2018, only several months after the launching of the book, the Carnegie Museu...
free text keywords: photography, migration, Pittsburgh, United States, migration crisis, European Union, documentary, exhibition, curatorship, displacement, contact zones, Aesthetics, American Popular Culture, American Studies, Arts and Humanities, Community-Based Learning, Comparative Literature, Critical and Cultural Studies, Demography, Population, and Ecology, Ethics and Political Philosophy, Inequality and Stratification, International and Intercultural Communication, Museum Studies, Other American Studies, Other Arts and Humanities, Other Film and Media Studies, Other Languages, Societies, and Cultures, Photography, Politics and Social Change, Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies, Regional Sociology, Rhetoric and Composition, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Urban Studies and Planning, Visual Studies
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