Conference: Renegotiating Minoritarian In_Visibilities, 11.-14.11.2019, Gießen

International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany (Web)
Venue: Giessen
Time: 11.-14.11.2019
Registration by: 01.11.2019
Paradoxical political developments in the ‘Global North’ – in particular the commercial, capitalist and legal embrace of (for example) sexual, gender and racial minorities and the rise of farright nationalism, with its attendant visible and violent classism, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, and sexism – ask for an urgent renegotiation of minoritarian politics of in_visibilities.
Against this backdrop, the international and interdisciplinary conference Renegotiating Minoritarian In_Visibilities will investigate how minoritarian strategies in art and visual culture can undermine hegemonic regimes of representation and challenge the dominant patterns of visibility, assimilation and intelligibility.
Considering close connections between academia, art critique/ practice and activism, the societal relevance of the conference is grounded in its exploration of aesthetic strategies that counteract processes of discrimination and stereotyping due to gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, age and further categories of difference. Read more … (Web).
Organizers: Oliver Klaassen (Queer Art Studies; Lecturer at various German universities); Cathérine Ludwig-Ockenfels (Early Modern History); Jana Tiborra (Art Pedagogy, Research Assistant at the Institute for Art Pedagogy, JLU); Katharina Wolf (Contemporary History, Research Assistant at the GCSC). All are PhD-students at the GCSC.