Bonniers Konsthall: The Image of War - conference ~ November 24 & 25 ~ With a.o. Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Susan Schuppli, Reporters without Borders, Ellen Nyman, Theodor Ringborg. 

08.11.17 | tag: Stockholm



All participants will receive a copy of the poetry anthology "Read by, Written by" that accompanies the exhibition The Image of War, as well as refreshments throughout both days.

 

What is the theoretical status and the actual function of images of violence? Departing from the exhibition The Image of War, amidst presentations by artists, representatives of organizations like Reporters without Boarders, The Institute for International Affairs, the daily paper Dagens Nyheter and Amnesty International will offer points of view to make up a larger conversation around subjects like witnessing, monuments and the use of images as evidence, but also of new technologies of image-making, newsworthiness, propaganda and questions of the true and false narratives that can be woven around images.

The ambition is to deepen our understanding of the agency, production and distribution of such imagery and its part in shaping political, ethical and moral positions.

The conference takes place in the exhibition and includes the artists Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Susan Schuppli and Gilles Saussier alongside director of Reporters without Borders Jonathan Lundqvist, theatre director Ellen Nyman, head of Amnesty’s crisis response team Tirana Hassan, media professor Kari Andén-Papadopoulos, peace and conflict researcher Johanna Mannergren Selimovic, photo journalist Paul Hansen, poet Azita Ghahreman and curator Theodor Ringborg.

 


Bonniers Konsthall, Torsgatan 19, Stockholm



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