‘Now! Visual Culture’ at NYU from May 31-June 2, 2012

‘Now! Visual Culture’ at NYU from May 31-June 2, 2012

*One Dozen Lightning Talks on the future of the field
*Workshops on multi-media software and film
*Open discussions on debt, academic publishing and interdisciplinarity
*Graduate student forum and a general assembly
*Practice, performance and diasporic art

Participants include: Safet Ahmeti, Giuliana Bruno, Wafaa Bilal, Jill Casid, Patsy Chang, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Beth Coleman, Jennifer Gonzalez, Raiford Guins, Gary Hall, Max Liljefors, Mark Little, Tara McPherson, Nicholas Mirzoeff, W.J.T. Mitchell, Lisa Nakamura, Paul Pfeiffer, Amanda du Preez, Martha Rosler, Joan Saab, Marquard Smith, Sina Najafi, Øyvind Vågnes, McKenzie Wark, Jason Wing, Joanna Zylinska, and many more

Full event details are at http://www.visualculturenow.org

As you may know, at the 2010 Visual Culture Studies Conference hosted by the Institute and held at University of Westminster in London, a decision was taken by those in attendance to constitute an International Association for Visual Culture. In 2011, at a follow-up meeting at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown MA, a group delegated from that conference set the process of forming the Association in motion and decided to hold a participatory conference in New York in 2012. The goal of the 2012 conference is to showcase as broad and diverse a range of visual culture practice as possible, consistent with the goal of a low-registration, high-participation event.

There can only be a relatively limited number of delegates both for space reasons (only certain spaces can be used cost-free at NYU) and to create a strongly interactive conference experience. These sessions will take place at 20 Cooper Square, New York, 10003 in the Humanities Initiative space, a beautifully designed space overlooking the architectural drama of the Bowery.

On the website you will find a registration form: please consider registering!

Why does the event have a registration fee of $50 for faculty and $25 for students?
1) we have no supporting body so all costs have had to be covered
2) Much of the amount will be ‘given back’ in the coffee, lunch and receptions
3) Given the limited space, a small registration seemed appropriate as a means of committing

From Nicholas Mirzoeff, organizer of the 2012 International Association for Visual Culture conference

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