Transcultural Pictures: Contemporary Photography and Visual Culture in East-Asia
Panel on the 10th Annual East-Asian Studies Conference, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel
May 25-26th, 2011
The session will focus on contemporary photography in NE Asia (China, Korea and Japan), with special interest in aspects of self-representation, cultural and social tensions, inter and cross-cultural tensions in the post-colonial post-industrial context of these cultures.
Papers may explore any issues regarding photography as a transcultural medium, created between East-Asia and the West; the effect of early photography on contemporary presentations; discussions of innovative projects in Japan, Korea and China referring to hybrid traditions of representation, narratives, localities, formats, monochrome/ colour aesthetics or compositional strategies are sought. Discussion of contemporary photographers considering the specificity of East-Asian life and culture are welcome, as well as discussion of migration, immigration and relations with the West are welcome. Theoretical papers presenting a research aiming towards the possibility to articulate a language of Asian photography are of great interest.
For any queries or further information please get in touch with Ayelet Zohar firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send your abstract (250 words limit + up to five images) to: Ayelet Zohar, Van Leer Institute email@example.com By Oct. 15th, 2010.
Ayelet Zohar, History of Art Dept. University of Haifa, Israel
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