PHI Centre & McGill University, CA
Media@McGill, in collaboration with DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, presents a free public screening and one-day conference examining representations of war and conflict in contemporary art and art history. Imaging War, Mediating Conflict: Recent Aesthetic Investigations addresses the politics, aesthetics and ethics of art and media practices relating to war from the 18th century until today, and assesses how such representations help to shape the experience of current conflicts, as well as their place in history.
Imaging War, Mediating Conflict: Recent Aesthetic Investigations begins at the PHI Centre on Sunday, March 10 with a screening of films by the artists Leslie Thornton and Emanuel Licha at 7:00 p.m. The event continues on McGill campus Monday, March 11 in the morning, with a panel composed of the scholars Holger Hoock, Douglas Fordham and Brian Cowan, who each discuss aspects of “Media, War and the State in the Long Eighteenth Century.” The conference concludes with an examination of “Contemporary Art Interventions” on the subject of war at the PHI Centre on Monday afternoon, with lectures by the art historians T.J. Demos and Rosalyn Deutsche, and presentations by the artists Emanuel Licha and Martha Rosler.
Sunday, March 10, 19:00 | PHI Centre | 407 Saint-Pierre Street
Free public screenings of Let me Count the Ways: Minus 10, Minus 9, Minus 8, Minus 7 (2004) by Leslie Thornton, as well as War Tourist (2004-08) and Mirages (2011) by Emanuel Licha, followed by a bilingual Q & A with the artist Emanuel Licha.
Monday, March 11, 9:30-12:00 | McGill University | 1001 Sherbrooke Street W., Bronfman 151
Symposium: Media, War and the State in the Long Eighteenth Century
Presentations by Douglas Fordham (University of Virginia), Holger Hoock (University of Pittsburgh), and Brian Cowan (McGill University)
Monday, March 11, 14:00-18:00 | PHI Centre | 407 Saint-Pierre Street
Symposium: Contemporary Art Interventions
Presentations by T.J. Demos (University College London), Rosalyn Deutsche (Columbia University), Emanuel Licha (artist), and Martha Rosler (artist)