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Im ‚Visier‘ des Künstlers. Untersuchungen zur ästhetischen Konzeption künstlerischer Kriegsfotografie

Im ‚Visier‘ des Künstlers. Untersuchungen zur ästhetischen Konzeption künstlerischer Kriegsfotografie

The PhD project analyses the aesthetical conceptions of contemporary war-photographers. The focus of research is on questions concerning the creation of visual structures and the artists’ social, cultural, intellectual, historian and emotional determinants. Furthermore, the aim is to ask whether artists are influenced by their virtual archive of images and whether they assign new meanings to these images (which they use as a basis of their work). The project primarily focuses on events like ‘9/11’ and the ‘Arab Spring’. It is an underlying hypothesis that the artist’s work is certainly influenced by determinants, and that the visual structures lead to a rethinking of new strategies of vision..