THE SOCIAL – IAVC2016@Boston

September 26, 2016 § Leave a comment

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THE SOCIAL is the title of the 4th International Association for Visual Culture Biennial Conference (IAVC2016@Boston) to be held at Boston University September 28, 29, 30 and October 1, 2016.

The conference IAVC2016@Boston will present papers and artworks on post-democracy, post-society, future visions, crisis, social media, post-capitalism, post-data, social evolution, revolution, actionism, post-state, interventionism, post-colonialism, economic vampirism, globalized thievery, art activism and social exploitation.

Keynote speakers include, Professor Vincent Brown (Harvard University), Professor Nicholas Mirzoeff (New York University), Professor Vera Ingrid Grant (Harvard University), Professor Lanfranco Aceti (Boston University) & Professor Mieke Bal, University of Amsterdam.

Along with Violeta Vojvodic Balaz, Daniel Feinberg, Rob Aitken, as part of the panel titled, Post-society and Financial Exsanguination, Mark Curran will present on the formulation of his research project, THE MARKET.

The conference is free for speakers and attendees. If you wish to join us please register here. The program of THE SOCIAL can be accessed here.

Participation has been supported by the Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT).

SOUND VISION ACTION 2014 (Update)

December 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Shadows, the open illusion of the global economy and the curtain soon to fall.

Gathered in Montreal for ‪#‎SVA2014‬ in November through the energies of the team of Media@McGill, graduate students, Jonathan Sterne, Nicholas Mirzoeff and Tamar Tembeck. The resulting presentations and discussion have now been fully archived. Includes Natalie Bookchin, Caren Kaplan, Negar Mottahedeh, Amelia Jones, Daphne Brooks, Anette Hoffmann, Dont Rhine (Ultra-Red), Karin Bijsterveld, Nathalie Casemajor and Sumanth Gopinath (whom I shared a panel on the theme of Capitalism) amongst others.

This is the The Normalisation of Deviance and the construction of THE MARKET.

Q&A with fellow panellist Sumanth Gopinath (photograph courtesy of Mauricio Delfin)

Q&A with fellow panellist Sumanth Gopinath (photograph courtesy of Mauricio Delfin)

The complete archive of presentations and discussions is available here.

SOUND VISION ACTION 2014

November 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

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SOUND VISION ACTION 2014 taking place at McCord Museum in cooperation with McGill University in Montreal on Friday and Saturday, November 14-15. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

This international colloquium has been convened by Prof. Jonathan Sterne (McGill), Prof. Nicholas Mirzoeff (New York University) and Dr. Tamar Tembeck (McGill) with the intention to:

puts contemporary art and scholarship in sound studies and visual culture in direct dialogue around questions of power and politics.

It is organised through Media@McGill, a hub of research, scholarship and public outreach on issues and controversies in media, technology and culture, housed within the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University.

Panels:
Surveillance: Caren Kaplan, Karin Bijsterveld
Performance: Daphne Brooks, Amelia Jones
Militancy: Nathalie Casemajor, Ultra-red (Dont Rhine & Robert Sember)
Humanity: Negar Mottahedeh, Anette Hoffman
Capitalism: Mark Curran, Sumanth Gopinath
Mediation: Natalie Bookchin, Georgina Born

Mark Curran will present on the research project, THE MARKET, which focuses on the functioning and condition of the global markets. Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, this was undertaken in collaboration with Helen Carey, Curator and Director of Firestation Artist’ Studios, the project was a central part of the visual art programme marking the centenary of the 1913 Dublin Lockout. It was installed at the Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Belfast Exposed, Limerick City Gallery of Art, CCA Derry-Londonderry and most recently at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris (2014). A publication is planned for 2015.

Full list and overview of speakers available here. The event will be live streamed and then archived. Full details can be found at:
http://www.soundvisionaction.cc

LABOUR & LOCKOUT: ‘you take my life when you do take the means whereby I live’

August 2, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Opening Thursday, August 8th at the Limerick City Gallery of Art, this group show curated by Helen Carey, employs the context of the centenary of the 1913 Dublin Lockout as a means to reflect and address its significance for the present. The show continues until October 1st.

Artists include Deirdre O’Mahony, Anthony Haughey, Deirdre Power, Darek Fortas, Jesse Jones, Sean Lynch, Seamus FarrellMegs Morley & Tom Flanagan and Mark Curran.

In addition, from the 26-28 September, the research collective, Future Stateis collaborating with Goldsmiths, University of London and Limerick City Gallery of Art to host Land Labour Capital, a three-day event of film screenings, artist talks, seminars and workshops related to the exhibition theme. Keynote speakers will include, Deirdre O’MahonyProfessor Nicholas MirzoeffDr Angela Dimitrakaki and Mark Curran. 

Full details can be found here.

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