Dr Rebecca A Adelman
KEYNOTE: 'Unknowing Torture'
Professor and Chair, Department of Media and Communication Studies
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
Author of Figuring Violence: Affective Investments in Perpetual War, 2019
An International Symposium on the Art and Visual Culture of War, Conflict and Political Violence
4:45pm - 8:00pm, Friday 4 June 2021
Tim Winton Lecture Theatre (Building 213), Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
War, Art and Visual Culture: Perth
REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL TO ATTEND THIS EVENT
War, Art and Visual Culture: Perth is an evening symposium addressing today’s images of war, terror and political violence. These images are unlike those of the past – and the stakes are particularly high. News images of attacks on major cities are immediate and their presentation emotive, videos of military strikes and terror incidents spark across the internet in seconds. Contemporary artists and photojournalists reflect on these images, sometimes offering alternative perspectives on war and violence.
War, Art and Visual Culture: Perth includes a panel discussion of academics from Curtin University's School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, followed by international Keynote speaker Dr Rebecca A Adelman (UMBC), titled 'Unknowing Torture'.
This is the fourth in the series of War, Art and Visual Culture international symposia, with the previous three held in Sydney, London and Los Angeles in 2019.
War, Art and Visual Culture: Perth is hosted and supported by Curtin University's School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry.
* subject to change
4.45pm – 5.00pm
5.00pm – 5.10pm
Prof Kit Messham-Muir, Curtin University, Introduction
5:10pm – 6:30pm
Panel Session: Do humanities disciplines today need new ways of thinking about war?
A panel of researchers from Curtin University's School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry
Chair: Prof Kit Messham-Muir
Dr Stuart Bender
Assoc Prof Susanna Castleden
Dr Sky Croeser
Dr Ben Rich
6:30pm – 7:00pm
7:00pm – 8.00pm
Keynote: Dr Rebecca A. Adelman, University of Maryland Baltimore County
About Art in Conflict
The Art in Conflict project is led by Curtin University in Perth, Australia, in collaboration with University of Melbourne, UNSW Art & Design and University of Manchester, in partnership with the Australian War Memorial and the National Trust (NSW). This project is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council. Art in Conflict (LP170100039) receives a Linkage Project grant of $293,380.
Prof Kit Messham-Muir
Lead Investigator, Art in Conflict project
School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry
GPO Box U1987
Perth Western Australia 6845
PLEASE NOTE: This event may be affected by any unforseen Covid-19 lockdown or restrictions in Western Australia. Cancellation or postponement may occur at short notice.