How is cultural difference represented in new media and contempory art?
This conference sets out to provoke a dialogue between art and politics. It will ask artists, critics and curators to think of the place and function of art in the contempory world. It will question how artists can contribute to cultural and technological change. While the debates on art and cultural difference have been raging for decades, current circumstances are compelling us to reframe the issues.
Speakers include: Okwui Enwezor (Director, Documenta XI, USA), Lisa Reihana (Artist, New Zealand), Carlos Cappelan (Artist, Uraguay/Spain), Kendell Geers (Artist, South Africa), Stefano Boeri (Architect, Multiplicity, Italy), Simryn Gill (Artist, Australia/Malaysia), Ana Kokkinos (Filmmaker, Australia), Don Bates (LAB Architecture Studio, USA/Australia), Eddie Berg (Executive Director, FACT, United Kingdom), Virginia Perez Ratton (Director, TEOR/eTica, Costa Rica), Ross Gibson (Research Professor of New Media and Digital Culture, UTS, Australia), Nikos Papastergiadis (Deputy Director Australian Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia), and Marina Fokidis (Director, Oxymoron Artspace, Greece).
Presented by the Australian Centre, University of Melbourne, Media and Communications Program, University of Melbourne and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. This project has been assisted by the Federal Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. It is an initiative of the Australia Council's Arts in a Multicultural Australia policy.
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