CALL FOR PAPERS
Submission Deadline: January 10, 2008
INTENDED TO PROVOKE: Social Action in Visual Culture[s]
The Fifth Annual Visual Cultures Symposium
at George Mason University
Thursday, March 27, 2008
What happens when art is made as an intentionally political act?
This symposium addresses the use of art as a form of social action -resistance - intervention - opposition. We seek to interrogate the ways in which shifts in our understanding of what
constitutes "art" are intertwined with social conditions and our will to change them.
Academic or creative work from scholars, students, artists and activists is encouraged. We
construe the term "art" broadly, in all of its contemporary meanings: from fine art in galleries and
museums to street performance and graffiti to mass media images.
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