The series of debates initiated by ICMA within UNAGE Iași continues this autumn with two new online discussions, moderated by Cristian Nae, with Adrian Bojenoiu, Bogdan Ghiu and Nazar Kozak as guests.

With the increasing use of satellite imagery, military maps and mobile phone footage both as evidence and as a means of disinformation at the start of the war in Ukraine, the debates in this series bring into question the ontological status and political functions of the image given the erosion of the documentary status of photographic images and the unprecedented expansion of visualization technologies, as well as the bio-psycho-political aspects of the relationship between representation, simulacrum and virtuality.

Finally, the discussions tackle the ethical aspects of the circulation of images of terror in television and social media, the importance of communicating the invisible aspects of war through oral testimony, the ways in which images contribute to the constitution of political subjectivity, as well as the epistemic-political utility of contemporary visual arts through the contribution of investigative aesthetics, which assume the multi-sensory reconstruction of an event from multiple sources.

16. 11. 2022., 18:00
Politics of the Image
Adrian Bojenoiu & Bogdan Ghiu
(the discussion will take place in Romanian)

17.11. 2022, 18:00
Nazar Kozak
Images of War: Visuality, Terror and Post-truth
(the discussion will take place in English)

Adrian Bojenoiu is curator, cultural manager and founder of ElectroPuter Gallery, where he coordinates a program focused on the study of images in contemporary art.

Bogdan Ghiu is a poet, media theorist, translator and translation theorist, and art critic.

Nazar Kozak is an art historian, researcher at the Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences in Lviv, Ukraine, and currently member of the board of directors of College Arts Association, USA.

Cristian Nae is an art historian, curator and theorist, professor at the George Enescu National University of Arts in Iași and director of the Institute for Multidisciplinary Research in Art at UNAGE, Iași

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