Autonomy of Self : Rejecting violence with the lens in former Ottoman territories
Swedenborg Society Hall
20 Bloomsbury Way
WC1A 2TH London
Thursday, 15 October 2015 from 13:30 to 17:00
Autonomy of Self is a group exhibition at P21 Gallery, London, bringing together moving image and photography from across the former Ottoman territories to explore how individuals are using the human image to refuse violence and conflict. The exhibition responds to Ariella Azoulay’s Civil Contract of Photography, expanding on her writing to explore how the lens-based image made in conflict is produced, used and exhibited to create visual representation where political representation is absent.
To coincide with Frieze Art Fair, the artists will come together to discuss their work, the shared history in the collapse of an Empire, and the complexities of representing those living within conflict.
The event will be hosted by PARC Research Group at The Swedenborg Society Hall, and chaired by Max Houghton.
Speakers include: Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Moufida Fedhila, Nadia Mounir, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji, Armenoui Kasparian Saraidari and Joy Stacey.
Tickets £5/ Students free