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Intervention and Research in Visual Culture

Vienna, 21-23 October 2010

International Conference hosted by
the Visual Culture Programme Vienna University of Technology

What has emerged over the last decade as one of the most significant aspects of work in Visual Culture is a persistent desire for both a critical sensitivity toward its theoretical underpinnings and an experimental elasticity in its methodological approaches.

This drive is giving rise to a plethora of new investigative practices and multi-directional engagements, particularly vis-a-vis matters of geopolitical urgency and their cultural and spatial implications.

Marking ten years of Visual Culture studies at Vienna University of Technology, this conference aims to bring together a diverse group of researchers and practitioners interested in the dynamics between emergent spatial phenomena and new modes of theoretical inquiry.

Examining the blurring roles of intervention and research, the conference seeks to debate how critical and creative work in Visual Culture negotiates unexpected transitions and oscillations between individual and collective, real and virtual, center and periphery, and activism and academy.

The conference will partly take place within the exhibition setting of 2 or 3 Things we've learned Intersections of art, pedagogy and protest (IG Bildende Kunst, 14th Sep to 29th Oct 2010), which aims to produce a discursive space to address processes, displacements and intervention through art in education.




Conference Organisers

This conference is organised by the Visual Culture Unit
Institute of Art and Design, Vienna University of Technology
Prof Christine Hohenbüchler
Prof Peter Mörtenböck

Organising Committee:

Karin Reisinger
Amila Sirbegovic
Stefanie Wuschitz
Nada Zerzer


Institute of Art and Design

Vienna University of Technology
Karlsplatz 13, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

Visual Culture Unit
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