10.21.2004

VISUAL CULTURE IN THE ERA OF GLOBAL WAR

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Date/Time: 21/10/2004 12:00 am


VISUAL CULTURE IN THE ERA OF GLOBAL WAR
New York University/Cooper Union VISUAL CULTURE SEMINAR Inaugural Event
Thursday 10.21.04 @ 6.30 PM
The Department of Art and Art Professions
New York University, The Steinhardt School of Education
34 Stuyvesant Street, Einstein Auditorium
(at 3rd Avenue & 9th Street)
Free & Open to the Public
The panel will consider the impact of the emergence of what has been described as an era of permanent war on visual culture in practice and in theory. This event inaugurates the NYU/Cooper Union visual culture seminar under the co-chairs Nicholas Mirzoeff (NYU) and Maren Stange (Cooper Union).
Zainab Bahrani (Columbia), a specialist in Mesopotamian art, will report back from her recent visits to Baghdad on the current state of the Iraq Museum, the archaeological sites in the country and the effects of the occupation on contemporary artists in Iraq. Artist Gregory Sholette (REPOhistory), College Art Association board member, will describe the effects of the war on terror and the USA PATRIOT Act on artistic freedom of expression, particularly the case of Steven Kurtz of the Critical Art Ensemble. Nicholas Mirzoeff (NYU) will look at how the era of permanent war changes the approach of the new field of visual culture to the hypervisuality of the present and its array of 24/7 visual media. The panel is chaired by Maren Stange, well-known photo historian.
In addition to the presentations and discussion, it is hoped that there will be time to discuss future activities of the seminar. A reception will follow.
Information: 212.998.5799
Digital photo of Baghdad Museum taken by Zainab Bahrani.
Tammy L. Brown
Communications Manager
Department of Art & Art Professions
New York University, The Steinhardt School of Education
34 Stuyvestant Street, Third Floor
T: 212.998.5799
F: 212.995.4320

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