Politics of the (non-)image. Photography and Political Violence

The twentieth century was one of the most violent in documented history. The great European wars, colonialism and resistances to it, international political axes and multiple dictatorships, as well as the restructuring of maps and territorial sovereignties have been marked by the use of violence, both from the states themselves and among the different cultural identities and policies that shape them. According to Mahmood Mamdani, since the French Revolution “modern sensibility considers that political violence is necessary to historical progress.” This seminar’s main objective is to articulate a collective reflection about the relationship between photography and political violence. It is a topical and thorny problem, which has a long tradition in the history of art – especially if we think it as an extension of the analyses of the representation of violence and their consequences: pain, suffering, death – and around which intense debates have been carried out in recent decades.

Faculty of Philosophy and Literature, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Auditorio Sabatini, Museo Reina Sofía.
10 and  11 December, 2015

Seminar dossier

 

Thursday 10Friday 11

Table I. Sala de Vídeo II (Módulo IV), Faculty of Philosophy and Literature, UAM

10.30-11.00. Presentation

11.00-12.00. Victor del Rio, Ética de la mirada: sobre la iconoclastia contemporánea

12.15-12.30. Pause

12.30-13.30. Álvaro Minguito, Imágenes cotidianas: los movimientos sociales en la calle

Moderator Juan Albarrán

Table II. Sala de Vídeo II (Módulo IV), Faculty of Philosophy and Literature, UAM

16.00-17.00. Olga Fernández, Queridísimos vecinos. Tiempos fotográficos y escraches visuales

17.00-18.00. Víctor Mora, Violencia, política y sexo. Análisis crítico de las fotografías publicadas en España sobre cuerpos y sexualidades no normativas (1970-1979).

18.00-18.30. Pause

18.30-19.30. Jorge Amich / Aula de Teatro UAM, Suficientemente cerca. 
Ensayo abierto del proyecto 2015-16 sobre Gerda Taro del Aula de Teatro de la UAM
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Moderator Inés Plasencia

Table III. Sabatini Auditorium, Museo Reina Sofía.

Registration is required by sending an email to centrodeestudios@museoreinasofia.es.

10.15-11.15. Inés Plasencia, Katar san? Identidades transnacionales y memoria del pueblo gitano en Europa tras la Segunda Guerra Mundial

11.15-12.15. Suset Sánchez, Vidas que una cámara no retrató: La trastienda poscolonial de la Guerra Fría y la reconstrucción de la memoria de la intervención de Cuba en la guerra angolano-sudafricana.

12.15-12.30. Pause

12.30-13.00. Simon Njami, Freedom Fighters [in French with simultaneous translation into Spanish].

Moderator Paula Barreiro

Scientific Comittee:

Juan Albarrán, Paula Barreiro, Olga Fernández López, Inés Plasencia

Collaborators: