[S-fotografie] I: CONF: Encounters (Florence, 12-13 Oct 17)

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Inviato: venerdì 29 settembre 2017 07:31
A: Silvia Paoli
Oggetto: CONF: Encounters (Florence, 12-13 Oct 17)

From: Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut <khi-presse a khi.fi.it>
Date: Sep 29, 2017
Subject: CONF: Encounters (Florence, 12-13 Oct 17)

Florence, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, Photothek in Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai / Villa Romana, October 12 - 13, 2017

Encounters: Handling, Placing and Looking at Photographs in Relation to Migration
International Conference

organized by Costanza Caraffa, Eva-Maria Troelenberg and Anna Sophia Messner

In the last decades, photography studies have provided fertile grounds for debates about our understanding – and critical deconstruction – of notions such as indexicality, iconicity, objectivity or evidentiality. Moreover, both the material turn as well as the affective turn have contributed significantly to larger debates about the understanding of photographs as three-dimensional tactile and visual objects in their own right, as bearers of experience, knowledge and affect (Geismar/Morton 2015), able to activate and perform relations between human beings (Olin 2012).

Elizabeth Edwards' definition of photographs as "raw histories", both "painful" and "unprocessed" (2001), can also be applied to migration experiences. Migration has been debated both as a historical-empirical reality and as a discursive concept in the wake of post-colonial scholarship. It involves ideas such as displacement and dislocation, exile and diaspora, trauma and memory, interruption and alienation, diversity and alterity as well as nationalism and transnationalism. Handling photographs in relation to migration emphasizes the multilayered encounters across time and space that are embodied in the photographs themselves.

This conference will analyze the entanglement between photography and migration by means of case studies as well as methodological, theoretical and artistic contributions. It seeks to investigate the "migration and photography complex" (paraphrasing Hevia 2009) in its aesthetic, material, affective, ethical, legal and archival dimensions by approaching important questions such as:

How have experiences of migration shaped and reshaped the production and uses of photographic images, their subjects and motifs, their iconographies, their aesthetics, their object character and materiality? How do photographs circulate (in)between private and institutional networks with regards to their collection and exhibition as well as popular and artistic practices? Who are the actors and agents in these socio-political and aesthetic migration processes concerning image production, reception, transmission, translation and distribution? How do migration trajectories of people and photographs intersect and thereby shape vernacular, artistic and academic photographic practices?

Due to the present state of emergency in its global dimension, recent and current migration processes, and the related production and circulation of images (e.g. digital pictures taken on smartphones circulating on social networks), we are constantly confronted with the "excess" (Pinney 2003) and the "noise" (Poole 2005) of photography. It is exactly these disturbing moments, however, that can constitute a point of departure for an interdisciplinary debate that we expect to be lively and dynamic.


Venue: Photothek in Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai

Costanza Caraffa, Eva-Maria Troelenberg, Anna Sophia Messner

Keynote Lecture
Attending to Migration
Margaret Olin / Yale University, New Haven, CT

Chair: Costanza Caraffa

11.20 Coffee Break

Chair: Eva-Maria Troelenberg

Portraying Race beyond Ellis Island
Leslie Ureña / photography historian and curator, Washington, DC

Migrating Objects – A Suitcase as Photo Archive
Anna Sophia Messner / Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut

13.00 Lunch Break

Chair: Jeanette Kohl / University of California, Riverside, CA

How To Self-Translate the Experience of Migration–Participatory Practices in Social Documentary Photography
Birgit Mersmann / Universität Basel

Born Immigrant
Morteza Khaleghi / artist, Rome

Photo-Monologues and Photo-Dialogues from the Family-Album: Belonging, Uprooting, Migration
Ya'ara Gil-Glazer / Tel-Hai Academic College

16.15 Coffee Break

Venue: Villa Romana

Whose Images / Whose Imaginations?
Moderators: Estelle Blaschke / Université de Lausanne

Angelika Stepken / Villa Romana, Florence
Participants: Fide Dayo / artist, Rome
Armin Linke / artist, Milan/Berlin
Rob Pinney / photographer, London

Venue: Photothek in Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai

Chair: Alison Boyd

Things We Lost in the Fire: Images from the Bamboo Club 1966 - 1977
Gavin Maitland / freelance writer, researcher and lecturer, UK

Photographer as Ethnographer: Visual Studies of Urban Migration in Germany
Elâ Kaçel / Bahçesehir University, Istanbul and Humboldt-Fellow at RWTH Aachen

10.40 Coffee Break

Entangled: Contemporary Iranian Photography in Migration Context
Cathrine Bublatzky / Universität Heidelberg

Objects of Escape - Inventories of Migration
A joint art project by Massimo Ricciardo and Thomas Kilpper
presentation and tour of the installation in the Photothek with Massimo Ricciardo / artist, Turin

12.45 Lunch Break

Chair: Shamoon Zamir / New York University Abu Dhabi

Pictures of Longing: Migration Photographs as Grass-Root Stories
Sigrid Lien / University of Bergen

Moving Pictures: Slavery, Anthropology and Cultural Resilience in Sudan
Katie J. Hickerson / University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

15.40 Coffee Break

Photographing Palestinian Refugees
Issam Nassar / Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Portraits of Unbelonging: Photographs as Sites of Encounters with the Ottoman State and Armenian Emigrants to the United States
Zeynep Devrim Gürsel / Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

17.20 Final Discussion

Photothek in Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut
Via dei Servi 51
50122 Florence / Italy

Villa Romana
Via Senese 68
50124 Florence / Italy

Costanza Caraffa / head of the Photothek, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut
Eva-Maria Troelenberg / head of the Max-Planck Research Group "Objects in the Contact Zone – The Cross-Cultural Lives of Things", Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut
Anna Sophia Messner / doctoral fellow, Max-Planck Research Group "Objects in the Contact Zone – The Cross-Cultural Lives of Things" Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut

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CONF: Encounters (Florence, 12-13 Oct 17). In: ArtHist.net, Sep 29, 2017. <https://arthist.net/archive/16345>.


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