*apologies for cross-posting*
A collaboration between Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary
City University London, *The Politics of Visibility: Mediating the Global,
Local and the In-between* is a one-day conference that brings artists and
academics together to examine the relationship between art, media,
transnationalism and power.
Today, this relationship is marked by porosity, captured in myriad
corrosions of borders, distinctions and forms. And in this space where art,
media and transnationalism overlap comes a politics of representation in
which dualisms – between the West and the Rest, cause and effect,
remembering and forgetting – have proven bankrupt. It is a space in which
hiding can be a strategy for being seen. This conference, then, sets out to
explore what new dynamics emerge when art can no longer be considered
outside the media; when transnationalism can no longer be thought of as
apart from art.
The work of the renowned Chinese video artist Yang Fudong (showing at the
Parasol Unit until 6 November 2011) is the conference's conceptual pretext,
and will be explored in a keynote by Professor Chris Berry (Goldsmiths).
Other speakers will include:
• Philip Crang (Royal Holloway)
• Marianne Franklin (Goldsmiths)
• Anthony Gardner (Courtauld Institute of Art/University of Melbourne)
• Rachel Garfield (University of Kent)
• Janet Harbord (Queen Mary)
• Alan Ingram (University College London)
• Isaac Julien (Turner Prize nominee)
• Shani Orgad (London School of Economics)
• Juliet Steyn (City University London)
The conference will be held on *Friday, 4 November 2011*. For full details
and programme please visit
The conference fee is £15 / £7.50 concessions (students/unwaged/retired).
Lunch and tea/coffee breaks are provided and the conference will close with
a wine reception.
*To register, please visit http://politicsofvisibility.eventbrite.com.*
This conference is made possible through the generous support of City
University London and the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange.
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