Update: Videos of the presentation are now available
Conference: Media, War and the State in the Long Eighteenth Century
The Scribbler and the Doctor: Daniel Defoe's Paper War with Henry Sacheverell | Brian Cowan, McGill University
What’s so Funny about Peace, Love, and Understanding? Satirizing Peace in Georgian Britain | Douglas Fordham, University of Virginia
Monday, March 11, 14:00-18:00 | PHI Centre | 407 Saint-Pierre Street
Conference: Contemporary Art Interventions
Introduction | Christine Ross, Director, Media@McGill
Poverty Pornography, Humanitarianism, and Neoliberal Globalization: On Renzo Martens’s Enjoy Poverty (2008) | T.J. Demos, University College London
Abolishing War | Rosalyn Deutsche, Columbia University
Q & A |Moderated by Christine Ross
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 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.