The Globalisation and Art Lectures; Gail Day and Steve Edwards

Wednesday, 15 February 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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Gail Day: Social Transitivity in Allan Sekula's The Lottery of the Sea
Focusing on Allan Sekula's video essay The Lottery of the Sea (2006), Gail Day considers the longstanding, but recently revived, problem of realism. Her talk explores the representational strategies used to negotiate a critical cognition of contemporary capitalism.

Steve Edwards: Some Brechtian Moments
Taking the re-evaluation of Bertolt Brecht's legacy as a starting point, Steve Edwards will use the radical aesthetics of the 1970s as a frame for thinking about Allan Sekula’s photo-text works.