Trespassing Through Shadows: Memory, Photography, And The Holocaust by Andrea LissTrespassing Through Shadows: Memory, Photography, And The Holocaust by Andrea Liss

Trespassing Through Shadows: Memory, Photography, And The Holocaust

byAndrea Liss

Paperback | August 1, 1998

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Photographs of the Holocaust bear a double burden: to act as history lessons for future generations so we will "never forget" and to provide a means of mourning. In Trespassing through Shadows, Andrea Liss examines the inherent difficulties and productive possibilities of using photographs to bear witness, initiating a critical dialogue about the ways the post-Auschwitz generation has employed these documents to represent Holocaust memory and history.

Focusing on a wide range of photographic displays and museum installations as well as such films as Shoah and Schindler's List, Liss questions the role of photography as social practice. She critically analyzes the transformations that documentary and more intimate photographs undergo as they are mediated through contemporary exhibition techniques, both at the institutional level of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and in the hands of a group of contemporary artists and photographers including Art Spiegelman, Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman, Christian Boltanski, Suzanne Hellmuth and Jock Reynolds, and Anselm Kiefer.

Timely and lucidly crafted, Trespassing through Shadows provides crucial insight into debates around representational strategies.

Title:Trespassing Through Shadows: Memory, Photography, And The HolocaustFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.4 inPublished:August 1, 1998Publisher:University of Minnesota Press

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ISBN - 10:0816630607

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Photographs of the Holocaust bear a double burden: to act as history lessons for future generations so we will "never forget" and to provide a means of mourning. In Trespassing through Shadows, Andrea Liss examines the inherent difficulties and productive possibilities of using photographs to bear witness, initiating a critical dialogue about the ways the post-Auschwitz generation has employed these documents to represent Holocaust memory and history.Focusing on a wide range of photographic displays and museum installations as well as such films as Shoah and Schindler's List, Liss questions the role of photography as social practice. She critically analyzes the transformations that documentary and more intimate photographs undergo as they are mediated through contemporary exhibition techniques, both at the institutional level of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and in the hands of a group of contemporary artists and photographers including Art Spiegelman, Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman, Christian Boltanski, Suzanne Hellmuth and