Shift: Space, Alterity, Art

Please join us Thursday, March 17th from 2:30pm to 8:00pm for Shift: Space, Alterity, Art, a conference exploring how an image, an art object, and/or performance can not only refer to some past occurrence, but can also perform and project its agency into a world beyond its initial presentation.

Participants include Tania Bruguera, Claire Bishop, Andrianna Campbell, Darby English, Joanna Fiduccia, Lucy Hunter, David Joselit, Jonathan Patkowski, Chloe Wyma.

Recent oppositional movements such as Occupy and Black Lives Matter have demonstrated how acts of cultural-political resistance and commemoration are closely linked to questions of space and public access. This conference explores how an image, an art object, and/or performance can not only refer to some past occurrence, but can also perform and project its agency into a world beyond its initial presentation. How does one’s position vis-à-vis such struggles enable or obstruct our ability to see, read, or understand art? How does alterity intersect and illuminate challenges to frameworks of power, or reconfigure our approaches to pictorial, choreographic, and/ or physical space? These questions have been at the fore of national and international politics and are relevant to artists across media ranging from painting to performance.

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