[csaa-forum] Seminar: Art and Site: Inhabiting public space in the era of the image

Ruth Fazakerley Ruth.Fazakerley at unisa.edu.au
Wed Sep 3 08:26:54 CST 2014

Dear all,

You are invited to attend a seminar with visiting academic Suzanne Paquet (1 October), see information below.

Please register  using the link provided, thank you.

Dr Ruth Fazakerley
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Art and Site: Inhabiting public space in the era of the image<http://wp.me/p1W2xx-dD>
A seminar with Associate Professor Suzanne Paquet, Department of History of Art and Film Studies, University of Montreal, Canada.
Wednesday 1 October 2014, 4.00 - 6.00 pm
University of South Australia, City West campus. Adelaide  (map<http://www.unisa.edu.au/Campus-Facilities/Maps-Tours/City-West-campus/City-West-campus-map/>).
Registration is essential.  Please register here<http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/TellUS2/SurveyForm.asp?ID=10194>.
Further information: publicartresearch<http://wp.me/p1W2xx-dD> or  Ruth Fazakerley<mailto:ruth.fazakerley at unisa.edu.au>

Suzanne Paquet<http://histart.umontreal.ca/repertoire-departement/vue/paquet-suzanne/> teaches classes oriented towards the sociology of art, photography, and art in the public domain. For several years she has conducted research on the circulation of images and the function of certain types of art - environmental art, public art and photography, in particular - in the production of contemporary space. In her research, great importance is given to the reciprocity between urban public space and cyberspace. Since 2012, she has been occupied with the research project, "Art and site: inhabiting public space in the era of the image<http://artetsite.net/>", undertaken in collaboration with geographer Guy Mercier (Laval University, Quebec).

Join Suzanne  for a discussion of the Art and Site<http://artetsite.net/> project.  Art and Site examines, on the one hand, the occupation of public urban space and cyberspace by artists creating site specific and ephemeral - often furtive - artworks, and, on the other hand, the formation of communities of taste around amateur photographic activities in the web, all practices linked to the proliferation and circulation of digital images. Their reciprocal analysis raises two important questions: the first concerns the nature of the art that is made today, and the second has to do with the possibility of common worlds in an enlarged public domain, where the infinite mobility of images allows for the seizure of the motifs (motives and forms) of the production of space. These practices or "arts of doing" (de Certeau) certainly affect the shaping and the usage of public spaces: material and situated, as well as virtual and circulatory spaces. In addition, the definition of the work of art, supposedly constituted by institutional gestures or interpretations historically positioned and originating from "art worlds", could be considered as mutating because of these singular practices. The question of space is an essential one, as this possible broadening of the traditional conception of art springs from the diversification of public space while participating in its transformation.

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