Aesthetic Journalism. Art, News and the Idea of Truth

Alfredo Cramerotti completed his fellowship at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen with a lecture, in which he presented the intermediate results of his work on the book Aesthetic Journalism.

Aesthetic Journalism started with a simple question: why are contemporary art exhibitions increasingly turning into journalistic investigations with interviews, documentaries and hours-long reportages? Is it a new mode of journalism that is claiming more and more space in contemporary culture? What can viewers do with the images, statements and quotation of reality that documentary-, reportage- and interview-style formats bring to the arts?

The lecture examined the mutual relationship between art and journalism and how it relates to our cultural consumption, and was followed by an open discussion with the public. Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen published the book in 2009, in collaboration with Intellect Books.

Alfredo CRAMEROTTI (*1967 in Trento, Italy) is an author and cultural producer based in the UK. He is engaged in a narrative-based practice that investigates notions of representation and reality across a variety of media. He works with writing (art and media critique, essays) and mass media. Cramerotti was co-curator of Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, in Murcia and Cartagena, Spain 2010/11 together with Khaled Ramadan as CPS (Chamber of Public Secrets).


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