Negotiating freedom in art, culture and media. 1st Rethinking Art Studies (REARS) conference in Turku, August 20-22 2009, University of Turku, Finland.
Freedom is a heavily charged notion with a vast conceptual width. Yet, the question of freedom and its regulation remains inadequately studied in the field of art, culture and media. The conference is dedicated to rethinking cultural power in new inventive ways not based on a dichotomous logic of domination and resistance. The concept of "regulated liberties" denotes a more complex relationship of negotiation between the dominant and its subjects.
The aim of the conference is to relate art, culture and media to questions concerning freedom, emancipation and resistance. The overall conference topic disperses on the theoretical fields of subjectivity, social structures, and representation. The conference provides a forum for the development of innovative and creative research concerning temporal/spatial dimensions, genres and identity production in art, culture and media.
- Professor Brian Massumi, University of Montréal, Canada
- Professor of Psychoanalysis and Art Bracha L. Ettinger, Media & Communications, European Graduate School, Switzerland
- Professor, Dean of International Relations Colin B. Grant, The Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, UK
- Professor of Gender Studies and theatre scholar Tiina Rosenberg, Lund University, Sweden
- Professor of Women's Studies Marianne Liljeström, The School of Art Studies, University of Turku, Finland
- Professor of Art History Altti Kuusamo, The School of Art Studies, University of Turku, Finland
Registration at the conference place (Updated 19.8.2009)
It is still possible to make the registration at the conference place. Please take an exact amount of payment with you.
Guattari workshop during the conference: (updated 18.8.2009)
Guattari’s aesthetic paradigm and the molecular organization of cooperation
This workshop with Bracha Ettinger and Brian Massumi is arranged in cooperation with the Regulated Liberties conference at the University of Turku. The workshops gets together in Educarium on Friday 21 August 13.45-15.45 (room 244) and on Saturday 22 August at 11.00-13.00 (room 440). The conference participants are welcome to participate the workshop.
Invitation (pdf 304 kb) to the Bracha L. Ettinger´s exhibition: Fragilization and Resistance, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, 21.-30.8.2009.
In cooperation with Guattari Master Class: Theatre Academy, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, University of Turku, Helsinki School of Economics, Baltc Circle Theatre Festival, The Memory Books of Cooperation, The Polemos books.
Changes in the program (updated 10.8.2009)
Unfortunately Professor Angela McRobbie had to cancel her speech at the conference. We are very sad to convey this message to our conference participants and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Luckily we have managed to turn things round, and we are now happy to announce a new key note speaker: Professor of Gender Studies and theatre scholar Tiina Rosenberg from Lund University, Sweden. Please find further information about Professor Rosenberg. Professor Rosenberg will have her speech on Saturday 22nd August.
Conference banquet - few places left!
There are still few places left at the conference banquet. The Pikisaaren paviljonki is a picturesque place right next to the sea. It is worthwhile to experience the Archipelago atmosphere and have a cheerful evening with colleagues, delicious Finnish menu and jazzy music of the brass band Sohon Torwet! Price for the evening is only 40 EUR. If you have not yet registered to the banquet please contact the Congress Office (email@example.com) by Thursday 21st August. Read more.
@ Photo by the Photo archive of the University of Turku, Jarmo Koskinen