Upcoming events in conjunction with the Attenborough Centre:
Brighton Photo Biennial Symposium: Photography’s Contested Spaces
Photography's Contested Spaces
10.00-17.30, Saturday 20 October
Attenborough Centre Creativity Zone, Pevensey III, University of Sussex
A one day symposium exploring the political challenges and possibilities faced by photography today. Focusing on the effects of the financial meltdown and the changes digitisation has made to culture, the event considers four related aspects of photography as sites and tools for political contestation: images, participation, institutions and curation. Topics to be addressed include the online flow of activist imagery; occupation and the image; citizen photography; participatory practices; cuts to public arts funding; the museum as a political site; and the politics of digital curation.
Speakers include: Jorge Ribalta (Independent Curator), Charlotte Cotton (Independent Curator), Liam Devlin (University of Wales Newport), Jon Pratty (Arts Council England), Ben Burbridge (Brighton Photo Biennial Co-Curator), Sarah James (UCL), Melanie Friend (University of Sussex); Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin (artists); Sally-Jane Norman (Director, Attenborough Centre), Stephanie Schwartz (UCL), Anthony Luvera (artist) and Pauline Hadaway (Belfast Exposed).