Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform Without Informing by Alfredo Cramerotti: Addressing a growing area of focus in contemporary art, Aesthetic Journalism investigates why contemporary art exhibitions often consist of interviews, documentaries, and reportage. Art theorist and critic Alfredo Cramerotti traces the shift in the production of truth from the domain of the news media to that of art and aestheticism – a change that questions the very foundations of journalism and the nature of art. This volume challenges the way we understand art and journalism in contemporary culture and suggests future developments of this new relationship.
Writer, curator, artist and consultant for the creative sector, Alfredo Cramerotti works with a variety of media such as TV, radio, publishing, art exhibitions, festivals and curation. In recent years, he co-curated the itinerant project “AGM-Annual General Meeting,” the festival of citizen journalism “Made in Video,” Copenhagen, the television formats LAPTALK and CPS for tv-tv Copenhagen, and he is currently Curator at QUAD, Derby’s new £11million centre for Art and Film - one of the fastest growing centres for art and film in Europe.
Cramerotti’s job concerns generating ideas, providing opportunities for dialogue and exchange for artists, producers and audience alike, delivering artistic and media projects, and supporting the professional development of creative practitioners. His interest lies in the relationship between reality and its representation, tackled across exhibitions, conferences and seminars, books, public projects, artist’s talks and performances, residency programme and new media.
As an artist, Cramerottti works with narratives by means of photography, installation, video, performance and writing. He keeps the following blogs: Coach Update, Media Geographies, and Fahre’n'heit.