By Alfredo Cramerotti

Addressing a becoming quarter of concentration in modern artwork, Aesthetic Journalism investigates why modern artwork exhibitions usually include interviews, documentaries, and reportage. paintings theorist and critic Alfredo Cramerotti lines the shift within the construction of fact from the area of the scoop media to that of paintings and aestheticism—a swap that questions the very foundations of journalism and the character of paintings. This quantity demanding situations the way in which we comprehend artwork and journalism in modern tradition and indicates destiny advancements of this new dating.

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12 The project Africa Works is amplified by another of the company’s parallel projects: the magazine Colors, published in English language and distributed worldwide through specialized bookstores and wholesalers. Colors is a mixture of a design magazine, a fashion catalogue and an illustrated reportage: it melts all three aspects under a highly aestheticized layout. These projects export, in fact, the company’s value through ‘design, music, cinema, photography, publishing, Internet’ (from the same press release quoted above).

Hight, Craig and Roscoe, Jane (2001), Faking It. Mock-documentary and the Subversion of Factuality, Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press. D. , We’ve Got Blog; How Weblogs are Changing our Culture, pp. 163–170, Cambridge: Perseus Publishing. html. Both accessed 20 October 2008. D. , We’ve Got Blog; How Weblogs are Changing our Culture, pp. 171–182, Cambridge: Perseus Publishing. html. Both accessed 20 October 2008. Jameson, Fredric (1992), The Geopolitical Aesthetic, Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.

To this type of communication belongs, strictly speaking, advertising by interest associations (either political or economical organizations), religious and civic groups, and military or paramilitary forces. If we focus for a moment on the visual aspect of communication and consider investigative journalism – either in traditional or artistic terms – we realize that the process of starting research is centred around the idea of making it visible: an investigation is more likely to be assigned and concluded if the author has access to good visual material.

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