WHEN FACT IS FICTION
- DOCUMENTARY ART IN THE POST-TRUTH ERA


Editor: Nele Wynants
Published by Valiz
224 pages
14 x 21 cm
English
Softcover
ISBN 978-94-92095-68-8

Price: 112 lei

Contributors: Pascal Gielen, Andrea Gorki, Charlotte Lybeer, Sigrid Merx, Patrícia Portela, Jonas Rutgeerts, Nienke Scholts, Katharina Smets, Elly Van Eeghem, Peter Van Goethem, Stefan Vanthuyne, Ludovik Vermeersch, Nele Wynants

Politics and media are constantly dealing with the shifting definitions of facts, truth, reality, and fiction. Yet this is something the field of documentary art has been addressing for much longer. The contributions in this volume are from and about artists who explore the boundaries between fact and fiction by playing with the notion of the “documentary”. The book draws from a wide range of documentary art practices, such as working with archival materials or scrutinising one’s own subjective stance as an artist. It observes how artists deploy the fine line between fact and fiction as a means to imagine versions of the future, and how it can still have an impact in the world of today.

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