[S-fotografie] KHI Florenz, conferenza e seminario di G. Batchen, 8-9 giugno 2010

Caraffa, Costanza Caraffa a khi.fi.it
Lun 31 Maggio 2010 17:15:53 CEST

Cari colleghi,
sono lieta di invitarvi al prossimo colloquio scientifico della Fototeca del Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, che si terrą il 9 giugno 2010 alle ore 18.00 in Palazzo Grifoni, Via dei Servi 51: Geoffrey Batchen (CUNY) parlerą su "Repetition and Difference: The Dissemination of Photography" (v. abstract qui sotto).
Il Professor Batchen offrirą anche un seminario su "Roland Barthes's Camera Lucida", coordinato da Hannah Baader, l'8 giugno 2010 alle ore 10.00 sempre in Palazzo Grifoni.
Costanza Caraffa

Geoffrey Batchen: "Repetition and Difference: The Dissemination of Photography"
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut, Fototeca
Palazzo Grifoni, Via dei Servi 51, 50122 Firenze
9 giugno 2010, ore 18.00

Although seldom engaged in published histories of photography, reproducibility is a key element of this medium's identity. Among other effects, it allows photographic images to be widely circulated, but it also gives the same image the capacity to come in many different looks, sizes and formats. It also makes it possible for an image to appear in many places at once and to exist simultaneously at many different points of time. Equally complicated is the way its capacity for reproducibility ties photography to the processes and social implications of capitalist mass production, making any study of its effects an unavoidably political issue. This paper will survey some of these effects in order to suggest a different way of imagining photography's history.

Geoffrey Batchen is currently Professor of the History of Photography and Contemporary Art at CUNY Graduate Center in New York. He is the author of numerous books, including 'Burning with Desire: The Conception of Photography' (1997); 'Each Wild Idea: Writing, Photography, History' (2001); and 'Forget Me Not: Photography and Remembrance' (2004). Most recently he has published 'What of Shoes? Van Gogh and Art History as well as Photography Degree Zero', an anthology for The MIT Press about Roland Barthes's 1980 book 'Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography'. His exhibition 'Suspending Time: Life-Potography-Death' opened in April at Izu Photo Museum in Mishima, Japan.

Dr. Costanza Caraffa
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