I Am a Camera The Saatchi Gallery
  • Imprint: Booth-Clibborn Editions
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2001
  • Price: $65.00
  • Trim Size: 10 35 x 8 15
  • ISBN: 1-86154-205-4
  • EAN: 9781861542052
  • Page Count: 436
  • Format: Paperback

The end of the late 1960s saw a breakdown in art's hierarchies of painting and sculpture. Artists re-examined how they thought about and made their work. Photography found many new practitioners as artists sought ways to document their time-based activities and performances. They were attracted by the medium's ability to look plain, ordinary and functional. This method of making art disregarded craft skills, a previous aesthetic tradition and any obvious display of conventional photographic talent. Performance became the new sculpture and photography was its hand-maiden." –– Martin Maloney I am a Camera features the work of an international group of leading artists, selected by Charles Saatchi and to be included in a series of exhibitions at The Saatchi Gallery, London. Some of the artists are world renowned, others are new and completely unseen. They include Richard Billingham, Jason Brooks, Kristin Calabrese, Jessica Craig-Martin, Thomas Demand, Rineke Dijkstra, Tierney Gearon, Nan Goldin, Andreas Gursky, Craigie Horsfield, Esko Männikkö, Cindy Sherman, Hannah Starkey and Andy Warhol. Many of these works blur the boundaries between photography and painting. Following an essay entitled ‘Total Exposure' by Martin Maloney, the book is organized thematically as True Life Adventures, Fiction and Artifice, Places, Portraits, Still Lives and Tableaux. These are images that capture the essence of life in the 21st century. Designed by Graphic Thought Facility.