Conference: The Image of War

Conference: The Image of War

Bonniers Konsthall

Martha Rosler, Balloons, from the series "House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home," c. 1967-72. Photomontage.

November 17, 2017
Conference: The Image of War
November 24–25, 2017
Bonniers Konsthall
Torsgatan 19
SE-113 90 Stockholm

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What is the theoretical status and the actual function of images of violence? Departing from the exhibition The Image of War, amidst presentations by artists, representatives of organizations like Reporters without Boarders, The Institute for International Affairs, the Swedish daily paper Dagens Nyheter and Amnesty International will offer points of view to make up a larger conversation around subjects like witnessing, monuments and the use of images as evidence, but also of new technologies of image-making, newsworthiness, propaganda and questions of the true and false narratives that can be woven around images.

The ambition is to deepen our understanding of the agency, production and distribution of such imagery and its part in shaping political, ethical and moral positions.

The conference takes place in the exhibition and includes the artists Susan Schuppli and Gilles Saussier alongside director of Reporters without Borders Jonathan Lundqvist, theatre director Ellen Nyman, head of Amnesty’s crisis response team Tirana Hassan, media professor Kari Andén-Papadopoulos, peace and conflict researcher Johanna Mannergren Selimovic, photo journalist Paul Hansen, poet Azita Ghahreman and curator Theodor Ringborg.

In conjunction with the conference: Friday, November 24, 5:30pm, looking awry – geometry of a cross-eyed subject, a demonstration by Natascha Sadr Haghighian. This event is free of charge and open to all.

More info about the conference, tickets and programme

Thanks to our partners and supporters: Amnesty International Sweden, Dagens Nyheter, Institut Français, Reporters Without Borders Sweden, Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace, The Swedish Institute of International Affairs.

About the exhibition The Image of War (September 20–January 14): This autumn’s group exhibition at Bonniers Konsthall is about seeing violence in images. The exhibition shows work from more than 30 artists. In their work the artists deal at once with violence and its image.

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