ARCHIVE CRISIS

Archive Crisis is a publication of a visual essay based on a series of previously unpublished images from Greek (media) archives collected, edited and narrated by visual artist Stefanos Tsivopoulos. The book explores the mechanisms of visual culture in a mediatized democracy, and their effect on the production of collective memory. 

Tsivopoulos' multi-layered visual essay – which builds the main body of this book – not only reveals the patterns, idiosyncrasies, textures, and tactility of these images but ultimately inquires the extent to which photographic, archival documents provide us with knowledge. 

The book's fascinating image material is of a diverse nature and is intrinsically linked to a broader European and global context such as the Cold War, Greek-US relationships, and more recent crisis. Essays from authors provide academic reflection and link these historical images to a broader contemporary context.

Stefanos Tsivopoulos | Archive Crisis Shaking Up the Shelves of History

A Visual Essay on Media Archives from the Recent Political Past of Greece

Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Hilde de Bruiijn (eds.) 

ISBN

978-94-90322-44-1

Graphic design

NODE Oslo Berlin

Number of pages

176

Size

21 x 29.7 cm 

Language

 English

Published

by JAP SAM BOOKS

Release date

Spring 2016

 

Made possible with the support of Mondriaan Foundation


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