ARTIST TURNS AUTHOR
Derby Evening Telegraph
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
A STAFF member at Derby’s Quad arts centre has published his first book.
Exhibitions officer Alfredo Cramerotti’s book, called Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform Without Informing, looks at how writing about art has become more journalistic in recent times.
Alfredo Cramerotti is an international artist, curator and writer and has worked in radio, TV and publishing.
Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform without Informing
In print from September 2009
How to Inform Without Informing
By Alfredo Cramerotti
Paperback 112 pages 230x174mm
Published September 2009
As the art world eagerly embraces a journalistic approach, Aesthetic Journalism explores why contemporary art exhibitions often consist of interviews, documentaries and reportage. This new mode of journalism is grasping more and more space in modern culture and Cramerotti probes the current merge of art with the sphere of investigative journalism. The attempt to map this field, here defined as ‘Aesthetic Journalism’, challenges, with clear language, the definitions of both art and journalism, and addresses a new mode of information from the point of view of the reader and viewer. The book explores how the production of truth has shifted from the domain of the news media to that of art and aestheticism. With examples and theories from within the contemporary art and journalistic-scape, the book questions the very foundations of journalism. Aesthetic Journalism suggests future developments of this new relationship between art and documentary journalism, offering itself as a useful tool to audiences, scholars, producers and critics alike.