Do we have an Image Problem?
Performance and Media Art caught between Art History and Visual Culture Studies.
The first Media Art Conference in Osnabruck will take place from the 15th to the 17th of May 2006 as a three-day specialist symposium at the University of Osnabruck and is sponsored by Department of Kultur- und Geowissenschaften. It will be held immediately following the 19th European Media Art Festival (EMAF, 10th to 14th May 2006), one of the largest media art events in Europe.
The conference will focus on the growing affinity between art forms produced, experienced and distributed by the media on the one hand and the highly debated iconic or pictorial turn on the other. One of the central issues will be to question whether the recently developed aesthetic terminology can sufficiently deal with the time- and action-oriented art forms of performance and media art. [More....]