Re-Contested Sites/Sights Research Conference


Artist: Simon Leung Title: Squatting Project/Berlin 1994, poster installation.

TrAIN & CCW Graduate School | Re-Contested Sites/Sights Research Conference

Multidisciplinary Research Conference at Chelsea College of Art & Design

Supported by the Transnational Art, Identity, & Nation Research Centre (TrAIN), CCW Graduate School, University of the Arts London

Conference Date: May 8th 2013, 9:30 – 18:00
Venue: Banqueting Hall and Red Room,
Chelsea College of Art and Design

’Re-Contested Sites/Sights’ is the theme of UAL’s second Doctoral student-led research conference sponsored by the Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity, and Nation (TrAIN).
The conference will bring together research projects which challenge dominant ways of perceiving identities and bodies, spaces and places as well as questioning their visual representations. Last years keynote speaker, documentary film-maker Eyal Sivan, urged us to ‘re-vision’ these spaces, through acts of appropriation and re-appropriation. These presentations of various modes, from a range of disciplines, will continue to challenge these spaces in what promises to be a day full of creative exchanges of ideas and practices, between Doctoral candidates at the University of the Arts, London and TrAIN, with a selected number of PhD students from other UK Universities.
Keynote Speaker: T.J. Demos is critic and Reader in the Department of Art History, University College London. He writes widely on modern and contemporary art and politics under globalization, and is the author, most recently, of The Migrant Image: The Art and Politics of Documentary During Global Crisis (Duke University Press, 2013), and Return to the Postcolony: Spectres of Colonialism in Contemporary Art (Sternberg, 2013). In 2007, he published The Exiles of Marcel Duchamp (MIT Press, 2007). He also recently guest edited a special issue of Third Text (no. 120, 2013) on the subject of “Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology.”

Committee Members
Caroline Rabourdin
Idit Nathan
Ope Lori
Corrine Silva
Pamela Kember

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