A Gust of Photo-Philia : Photography in the Art Museum
Part of the Lieven Gevaert Series series
The first transnational history of photographyâ€™s accommodation in the art museum Photography was long regarded as a â€œmiddle-browâ€ art by the art institution.
Yet, at the turn of the millennium, it became the hot, global art of our time.
In this bookâ€”part institutional history, part account of shifting photographic theories and practicesâ€”Alexandra Moschovi tells the story of photographyâ€™s accommodation in and as contemporary art in the art museum.
Archival research of key exhibitions and the contrasting collecting policies of MoMA, Tate, the Guggenheim, the V&A, and the Centre Pompidou offer new insights into how art as photography and photography as art have been collected and exhibited since the 1930s.
Moschovi argues that this accommodation not only changed photographyâ€™s status in art, culture, and society, but also played a significant role in the rebranding of the art museum as a cultural and social site.
This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).