Visual Culture: Studies in Europe

Visual Culture: Studies in Europe

1st Visual Cultures in Europe Meeting

February 5, 2010, University of Westminster, London

Organizing Team

Organized by
Global Visual Cultures
Visual Cultures in Europe Network

Conveners
Joaquín Barriendos Rodríguez, University of Bacelona
Anna Maria Guasch, University of Bacelona
Joanne Morra, University of the Arts London
Marquard Smith, University of Westminster, London

Assistants
Ada Sbriccoli, Rafael Pinilla, Claudia Herrera, Patricia Hambrona

With the Support of
Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
MACBA | Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Ministerio de Educación
Universitat de Barcelona
European Cultural Foundation
La Virreina

Sponsor
Illy Café

Program

INTRODUCTION
10:00 am

SESSION 1:
CARTOGRAPHIES OF POWER

Iain Chambers | University of Naples, Italy
Joaquin Barriendos | University of Barcelona, Spain
Anna Maria Guasch | University of Barcelona, Spain
Almira Ousmanova | European Humanities University, Belarus/Lithuania
10:15 am – 12:30 pm

LUNCH
12:30-1:30

SESSION 2:
EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION

Joanne Morra | Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, England
Lorraine Audric | Laboratoire d’histoire visuelle contemporaine-Paris
Andre Gunthert | Laboratoire d’histoire visuelle contemporaine-Paris
Nina Lager Vestberg | Norwegian, University of Science and Technology Trondheim
1:30 – 3:45 pm

BREAK
3:45 – 4:15

SESSION 3:
PROJECTS

Oyvind Vagnes | University of Bergen, Norway
Kresimir Purgar | Center for Visual Studies Zagreb, Croatia
Oliver Grau | Danube University, Krems, Austria
4:15 – 6:30 pm

The first international conference entitled Visual Culture Studies in Europe, hosted by the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture, was a huge success. One of the achievements of the conference was the establishment of the Visual Culture in Europe Network. In addition, a stella cast of leading academics, curators, and editors from Austria, Spain, Croatia, Norway, Belarus, Italy, England, and France came together to discuss the study of visual culture within the context of European universities, art colleagues, and cultural institutions. The audience, a talkative mix of staff and students from Westminster as well as welcome guests from elsewhere in London, Brighton, and as far away as Lithuania, had a day to remember.

Speakers

Joaquin Barriendos, University of Barcelona, Spain
Iain Chambers, University of Naples, Italy
Anna Maria Guasch, University of Barcelona, Spain
Oliver Grau, Danube University Krems, Austria
Joanne Morra, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, England
Almira Ousmanova, European Humanities University Belarus/Lithuania
Kresimir Purgar, Center for Visual Studies Zagreb, Croatia
Vivian Rehberg, Parsons The New School for Design, Paris, France
Marquard Smith, University of Westminster, England
Oyvind Vagnes, University of Bergen, Norway
Nina Lager Vestberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim

Venues

MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona / Auditorium
Plaça dels Angels, 1 / 08001 Barcelona
www.macba.cat

UB, Universitat de Barcelona / Aula Magna
Montalegre, 6 / 4th Piso / 08001 Barcelona
www.ub.edu