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Red Brick Art Museum | Lecture & Discussion:This Future of Ours

   
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This Future of Ours

Lecture 
 
Migrating Images from Local to Global and the Cultural Turn of Geography
Lecturer: Dr. Menene Gras Balaguer
Time: Thursday, May 12, 2016, 14:00 - 15:30
Location: Red Brick Art Museum Auditorium
 
Discussion
Topic of discussion: The Relationship between Globalization and Local Narratives
Discussants: Artists who participated in This Future of Ours
Moderator: Jin Hua
Time: Thursday, May 12, 2016, 15:45 - 17:30
Location: Red Brick Art Museum Auditorium
 
 
14:00 - 15:30 
Lecture: Migrating Images from Local to Global and the Cultural Turn of Geography
In the digital era, images migrate through time and space around the world as fast as they are produced. This migration towards any direction goes from local to global and needs mapping. There is a broad set of issues to be considered before trying to engage in doing a kind of atlas for migrating images which come from cinema or video art, as well as from TV, smartphones or any computer. Where do they come from? What for? Which is their role in the art world? Who decides their transmission? What is their power? This lecture will also address the cultural turn of geography, which is usually considered as one of the most influential trends in the humanities and social sciences since globalization took over and a new array of theoretical impulses coming from fields formerly peripheral to the social sciences were reactivated, specially poststructuralism, cultural studies, literary criticism, linguistics and art theory, which provide the tools and skills to analyze the socially constitutive role of cultural processes and systems of signification.
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