Conference poster
Conference poster

MNAC - Rua Capelo

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Photography and the Left

2016-06-16
2016-06-17
Photography and the Left

Since the late nineteenth century, with Jacob Rijs and Lewis Hine as many others from all over the world, photography has been a medium for denouncing injustice, claiming for better life means and helping revolutionary causes. As a natural consequence of its documental nature it became the privileged medium for contemporary art that aim to challenge political and social establishment.

This conference will explore photographic creation as a social and leftist weapon and its publics all along the twentieth and twentieth-first century. It aims to examine the relationship between documentary photography, human causes and social ideals, class and political commitment, social and economical criticism. It will consider photographic practices and their production of both publics and politics, thinking specifically about the relationship between Leftist practices and the mainstream, but also on the relationship between contemporary art and social criticism, as well as art and propaganda. It will be accompanied by a film projection program at the Museum of Chiado – Museum of Contemporary Art in Lisbon, the site where the conference will take place on 16 and 17 June 2016.

The film projection program can be seen at the MNAC till 16 of July. ( See http://www.museuartecontemporanea.pt/en/programacao/texto/472 )


International Conference

PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE LEFT

Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea – Museu do Chiado

16-17 June 2016


PROGRAM*

Day 1 Thursday 16th June

9:30

Registration

 

 

10:00

Welcome and Opening Session

 

 

10:15-11:00

Film Screening:  Transmission from the liberated zone (2015, 30 min.)  followed by  discussion with Keynote Speaker Filipa César (artist/filmmaker)

 

 

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

 

 

11:30 – 13:00

Paper Sessions

Panel 1

HISTORY, PROPANDA AND POLITICAL IMAGES

Chaired by Teresa Flores

Panel 2

THE WORKERS  AND THE LEFT

Chaired by Susana Lourenço Marques

 

Caught in the Act: Justice, Illusion, and Photography on the Victorian Stage Daniel A. Novak, University of Mississippi

 

Giuseppe Garibaldi, national hero and symbol of the left: creation of his myth through his photographic portraits  Annalea Tunesi, University of Leeds, UK

 

Progresso, anticlericalismo e modéstia Nuno Pinheiro, Researcher for CIES/IUL 

 

 

Une révolte aux sels d’argent. Idéologie de gauche et renouvellement esthétique au sein des photo-clubs français (1945-1975)  Guillaume Blanc, Université Paris 1

 

O 1º de Maio de 1974 n’O Século Ilustrado – uma narrativa imagética.  Ana Catarina Caldeira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

 

Deslocamentos conceituais da fotografia documental e da representação do proletariado Ludimilla Carvalho Wanderlei & José Afonso da Silva Junior PPGCOM – UFPE, Brasil

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch Break

 

 

14:30 – 16:00

Paper Sessions

 

 

Panel 3

DOCUMENTARY ISSUES: REVISIONS AND HISTORICAL APPROACHES

Chaired by Paulo Catrica 

Panel 4

VISUAL FACTS AND MATTERS

Chaired by Patricia Leal

 

Reinventing Documentary (Again) Some Notes on the Pragmatism of Photography Jan Babnik - editor in chief of Membrana

 

Between the Gallery and the Street: the 1980s 'New Documentary' Movement Andreia Alves de Oliveira: (CREAM), University of Westminster, London

 

Photography, Irreality and the Document   Miguel Faleiro, investigador independente

We don’t need a gallery to put these pictures in our head, Louie Palu’s Cage Call: Life and Death in the Hard Rock Mining Belt  Siobhan Angus, University, Toronto

 

No limite da representação: entre a informação e a arte  Sandra Maria Lúcia Pereira Gonçalves Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – Brasil.

 

Ideology of Negative Witold Kanicki, University of Arts in Poznan (Poland)

 

 

 

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee Break

 

 

16:30 – 17:30

Keynote Speaker Steve Edwards The Open University, UK  

 

 

17:30 – 18:00

Final Discussions










Activities

    2016-06-16
    2016-06-17

    09h30
    Conference. Photography and the Left
All Activities 1

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