Not Yet. On the Reinvention of Documentary and the Critique of Modernism, 1968-1989

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Not Yet. On the Reinvention of Documentary and the Critique of Modernism, 1968-1989
©Pirkle Jones Foundation
Ruth-Marion Baruch y Pirkle Jones. Manifestación en Alameda Court House durante el juicio de Newton, 1968

The Prado is known as always being connected with the canonical in terms of art, and the Reina Sofía for the very latest of the latest. 'The rediscovery of the experience of working photography; the emergence of a new constellation of photographic practices and groups linked to the new social movements; the emergence of self-managed projects for photography in pursuit of different forms of articulation with public policies in expansion; the discourse of the new social movements and the "urban spin" in social struggles.' Sound familiar? No, this isn't about the present day (or is it?), but about reinterpretations of the 1930s and the new documentary movement out of the 1970s. It's the description of the first big event of the Museum of Contemporary Art and we can't help but shudder when we read it. A must (even more so in such a politically charged year).

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