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Document Type:Latin Dissertation
Language of Document:English
Record Number:54763
Doc. No:TL24717
Call number:‭MR63216‬
Main Entry:Jacqueline Sischy
Title & Author:The ethics of remembrance: The S-21 photographsJacqueline Sischy
College:Concordia University (Canada)
Date:2009
Degree:M.A.
student score:2009
Page No:178
Abstract:Almost thirty years after the tragic crusade, which killed 1.4 million people – one-sixth of Cambodia's population – five Khmer Rouge leaders may finally be prosecuted by a United Nations special tribunal. In 1979, when the Vietnamese conquered the Khmer Rouge, they stumbled upon the important faculty, S-21, also referred to as the Tuol Sleng prison, where an estimated 14,000 people had been killed between 1975 and 1979. During that period, prisoners accused of treason, were systematically photographed in the form of a mug shot on arrival, just prior to their extermination. These photographs have become visual symbols of the Khmer Rouge cruelty. They now line the walls of the Toul Sleng Museum, and have appeared in controversial exhibitions, notably the exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, (MoMA) Photographs from S-21: 1975-1979, presented in 1997, and the touring exhibition Facing Death, which appeared at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa (CMCP) in 2000. The research for this thesis included interviews with Susan Kismaric, curator of photography at the department at MoMA, and Carol Payne, former assistant curator at CMCP who proposed and coordinated the exhibition of Facing Death at the museum. In discussion with the curators, questions of institutional ethics, audience reception, and photographic historicism were analyzed with the benefit of hindsight and new information. This thesis critically assesses the archival techniques, exhibition practices, and the ethical quandaries surrounding the S-21 photographs. In doing so, it explores how museums and archival institutions have utilized the S-21 photographs to help structure historical memory.
Subject:Communication and the arts; Art history; 0377:Art history
Added Entry:Concordia University (Canada)