The Globalisation and Art Lectures; Antigoni Memou

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

For this lecture series art historians, photographers, artists and visual culture specialists have been invited to examine the intersections between art and the social realities produced by globalisation. All of the lectures are FREE.

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Antigoni Memou: Contesting Globalisation: Allan Sekula’s Waiting for Tear Gas
Antigoni Memou will discuss Allan Sekula’s project Waiting for Tear Gas (2000), a series of photographs that has been exhibited widely as well as appearing in the collective publication Five Days that Shook the World: Seattle and Beyond. Taken during the anti-globalisation protests in Seattle in 1999, the images document the resistance to the limits of globalisation. Memou will place the series in opposition to other practices, including documentary photography, street photography and photojournalism, and in particular in relation with other contemporary photographic projects that engaged with the counterforce of neoliberal globalisation.