Visual Arts: individual papers I

Jaqueline Berndt (Stockholm University)
Khanh Trinh (Museum Rietberg Zurich)
Visual Arts
Torre B, Piso 5, Auditório 3
Start time:
31 August, 2017 at 9:00
Session slots:

Short abstract:

Long abstract:

Focusing on various modern media such as photography, lithography, and cartoonesque drawings, the individual papers in this panel share an interest in aesthetic and cultural modernity. All of them venture on methodological approaches that decentralize representation, be it through the pursuit of systems of in/visibility on the example of spirit photography, the linkage of the then-new genre of “portrait” and its verbal designation to specific ways of display and thus seeing, or the historical rediscovery of 1920s “manga” discourse, which is more or less invisible in contemporary art and comics criticism. While the first two papers are interconnected by photography and notions of seeing, the nigao-e surfacing in the second paper forms a bridge to pre-war, and by now obliviated, notions of “manga.”