REPRESENTING THE OTHER IN MEDIA AND ART: ETHICS AND POLITICS

  • 'Propaganda News Machines: Constructing Multiple Realities in The Media' curated by TOK, exhibition view, Flux Factory, 2016
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What: 
Дискуссия
Where: 
Flux Gallery, 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, New York
When:
25.02.2016 - 19:00

REPRESENTING THE OTHER IN MEDIA AND ART: ETHICS AND POLITICS

Flux Factory
39-31, 29th street, Long Island City, NY 

February 25, 2016
6.30  - 7 pm - Curatorial tour on the 'Propaganda News Machines: Constructing Multiple Realities in The Media' curated by TOK at Flux Gallery
7 - 8.30 pm - Closing public discussion

The third and final public discussion of TOK at Flux Factory  will focus on ethics of representation in the spheres of art and media and nuances of the professions of a journalist and a curator when it comes to describing 'the Other' to various audiences. Invited participants will speak about the process of building/broadcasting political contexts and creating certain narratives in the media during political conflicts and changing relations between countries.  We will also discuss the representation of 'the other' in art using as an example the exhibition curated by Olga Kopenkina 'Russia: Significant Other'  in 2006 and will analyse the change  of representing 'the enemy' in contemporary art and in visual mass culture over the last few years.

The discussion will conclude the series of public talks on the theme of propaganda and media that TOK conducted at Flux Factory during December 2015 - February 2016 during their residency at Flux and will  also serve as a  contribution to the content of the exhibition 'Propaganda News Machines: Constructing Multiple Realities in The Media'  curated by TOK at Flux Gallery. February 25 is the last day when the show is on view. The final discussion will be presented in the format of the television talk show and will take place in the exhibition space.

 

Speakers and respondents: 

Olga Kopenkina, a Belarus-born, New York-based independent curator and art critic. Her exhibitions and projects include Lenin Icebreaker Revisited, the NY Austrian Cultural Forum, 2015; Sound of Silence: Art during Dictatorship, EFA Project Space, NY, 2012; Reading Lenin with Corporations (2008-); Russia: Significant Other, Anna Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2006, Post-Diasporas: Voyages and Missions at the First Moscow Biennale, Moscow, 2005. Kopenkina contributed to such publications as Art Journal, Moscow Art Magazine, ArtMargins, Manifesta Journal, Modern Painters, Afterimage, and others. She is an adjunct professor at New York University, Steinhardt School for Arts and Art Professions, Department of Media, Culture and Communication.

Nathan Thornburgh, co-founder and publisher of Roads & Kingdoms, a media startup obsessed with food, conflict and culture. Before that he was an editor and correspondent for Time Magazine, reporting around the world from Cuba to Turkey to Russia. He was a contributor to Time's Putin Person of the Year issue. A long time ago, he spent a summer alone in a small apartment in Fili watching Дорожный Патруль ("Road Patrol", infamous Russian reality show) endlessly.

David Klion,  an opinion editor at former Al Jazeera America office who has studied and worked in Russia and writes about Russian politics and international affairs. He previously worked as an editor at World Politics Review. He holds a master’s degree in Soviet history from the University of Chicago.

 

free entrance