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What John Berger Saw  1999


210 x 140 mm

Editor Nikos Papastergiadis. The significance of John Berger’s work is not to be measured in biographical details or in the degree of influence on others, but its relevance for addressing the issues that bite into the present. Berger’s relevance can be witnessed in the connection that writers and artists have established between his work and their own diverse practices.
What John Berger Saw is about the relationships that have been forged between artists and writers through what contributing editor Nikos Papastergiadis calls the ‘practice of imaginary collaboration’. This collaboration is evidenced by the essays in this collection ¬– originally presented as conference papers in Canberra, September 1999 .
Published by the ANU Canberra School of Art Gallery.
ISBN 0-7315-3013-6
Artists illustrated: John Berger and John Christie, Robert Boynes, Susan Fereday, Elizabeth Gertsakis, Dean Golja, Paul Hoban, John Hughes, Tim Johnson, Peter Kennedy, Peter Lyssiotis, Polixeni Papapetrou, Gregory Pryor, Anne Zahalka, Constanze Zikos.

‘The possibility of going outside of yourself’, Nikos Papastergiadis
‘Will it be a likeness?’, John Berger
‘From the Beginning to the End of John Berger’, Don Miller
‘The Appearance of Love Affairs, Writing, Memory’, Linda Marie Walker
‘Ways of freeing: liberation of the moral and the aesthetic in John Berger’, Robert Nelson
‘John Berger, Ways of Seeing and the new art history’, Ian McLean
‘A further range: John Berger and Maurice Merleau-Ponty’, Jocelyn Dunphy Blomfield
‘What John Berger Saw’, Merryn Gates
‘The solitude of an empty page’, John Conomos
‘The public and the private: John Berger’s writing on photography and memory’, Scott McQuire
‘The wide take: what did Berger and Mohr see?’, Peter Lyssiotis
‘Walking home’, Geoff Dyer
‘Freedom and necessity in John Berger’s G’, Tom Ford
‘From the edge of cities’, Nikos Papastergiadis
‘A matter of life and death’, Paul Bonaventura