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Conferência “Rethinking the role of the artist in today’s world” com Paul Seawright


Paul Seawright


Sala de Cinema Fernando Lopes


Obrigatório alunos do mestrado de Estudos Cinematográficos e doutoramento de Artes dos Media e Lics de Cinema e Fotografia. Entrada livre a todos os interessados.


The conference will discuss the role the artist has in questioning established institutions or social contexts. This will be done via a focus on Paul´s work around news studios spaces. The conference will particularly focus on how an artist chooses and approaches the topics of his work and the role questioning and theoretical framing have in that process.


  • 4ª feira – 15:00 – 17:00


Paul Seawright is Professor of Photography and Head of Belfast School of Art at the University of Ulster. His photographic work is held in many museum collections including The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Tate, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, International Centre of Photography New York, Arts Councils of Ireland, England and N.Ireland, UK Government Collection and the Museum of Contemporary Art Rome. In 2002 he was commissioned by the Imperial War Museum London to undertake a war art commission in Afghanistan and his photographs of battle-sites and minefields have subsequently been exhibited in North America, Canada, Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, Korea, Japan and China. In 2003 he represented Wales at the Venice Biennale of Art and in 1997 won the Irish Museum of Modern Art/Glen Dimplex Prize.



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