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Nov

04

Friday

The Politics of Visibility: Mediating the Global, Local and the In-between Conference

9.15am

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LOCATION: Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, 14 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW, United Kingdom

A collaboration between Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art and 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 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.

For full details and the conference programme please visit the conference website: http://politicsofvisibility.com

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9.15am - 5.00pmFriday 4th November 2011