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EXIT #01 Crimes and misdemeanours

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EditorialOlivares & Asociados SL
YearFebruary / 2001
LanguageSpanish / English
PagesFrom 160 to 200


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EXIT #01 Crimes and misdemeanours

The relationship between photography and crime goes back as far as photography itself, serving as an essential tool to modern police investigation. Without question, no other art form has dealt with crime, criminals and victims to such an extent as cinema, making this subject more than a genre but a cliché. EXIT #1 devotes this issue to the relationship between the photographic image and crime.

Crimes and misdemeanours bring together texts and images that establish an approach, at times a dialogue and at other times an analysis of the forms of violence that art turns into subjects. The central images of Weegee and Milagros de la Torre, are joined by those of Pipilotti Rist, Jan Saudek, Ana Mendieta, Richard Avedon, Andrés Serrano, Alberto García-Alix, Jon Mikel Euba, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Juan Delgado, Yhosua Okón, Richard Misrach, John Hilliard, Johan Grimonprez, Felix González-Torres, Christian Boltanski, Paul Seawright, Gillian Wearing, Alfred Hitchcock, Alejandro Amenábar, Matt Collishaw, John Baldessari, Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol... from domestic violence to airline hijacking, from rape and robbery to police brutality, a joke gone too far and vandalism to terrorist attacks and various forms of murder. Dealt with from a range of perspectives: symbolic, documentary, ironic, real and fictitious. The artists give perspectives and conclusions that are diverse and at the same time complementary.

Freedom under vigil. Artistic creation and criminal identity in the art of the 20th century is the opening article of this issue, written by art critic and historian Francisco Javier San Martín. Following on from this the central feature with texts about Weegee (David Hopkins and from Weegee himself) and Milagros de la Torre (Olivier Debroise and Francisco Reyes Palma) and a wide selection of images from these two artists who have dedicated part of their work to the subject of crime and its relationship with art and society. Finally the Mexican philosopher, José Luis Barrios discusses the fine line between crime and misdemeanour in global societies with his piece The Oblivion of Suffering? Representations of Crime and Fault in Global Societies. The magazine closes with an Index of Artists which includes a brief CV and text about each of the artists featured. 

EditorialGuilty or Dead, Rosa Olivares.

TextsFreedom under vigil. Artistic creation and criminal identity in the art of the 20th century. Francisco Javier San Martín. Weegee. Crimes and Disasters: Weegee and Warhol. David Hopkins. Murders Inc. Arthur H. Fellig (Weegee) Milagros de la Torre. Clue. Photography as Proof and Revelation. Oliver Debroise. Fetishes of Infamy. Fetishes of Light. Francisco Reyes Palma. The Oblivion of Suffering? Representations of Crime and Fault in Global Societies. José Luis Barrios.