Shaping the Future
On visual arts and imagining a better world
Curated by Ana Catarina Pinho
The EI TALKS of the current edition of the Festival Encontros da Imagem proposes to reflect on possible imaginaries of a future time, presented through the work of artists whose gaze focuses on pressing contemporary issues. Questioning the political, socio-cultural, technological and environmental transformations that have molded our reality, the guest artists of this series provide a critical view of different current issues, considering the possible consequences of the various crises that the 21st century has been going through. In this context, the conversation series "Shaping the Future" promotes the gathering and dialogue between artists from different geographies and will be presented in three thematic sessions that intend to explore and conceptualize issues such as the politics of representation and social identity; the effects of the Anthropocene and sustainable alternatives for the planet; and the widespread social and cultural anxiety that technological progress has established.
In this series of conversations, the idea of the future will be thought in an articulation of different temporalities that intersect and relate, contradicting a perception of time and linear narrative of events. Through different artistic proposals, the potential of the image in raising awareness of problems and crises of our time will be debated, in order to foster discussion and collaborative effort to build a better future.
Link to enrol on the online session: https://www.archivoplatform.com/ei-talks
Ana Catarina Pinho
Ana Catarina Pinho is a researcher, editor and visual artist. She holds a PhD awarded by the University of South Wales, in the United Kingdom, and is currently affiliated with the Instituto de História da Arte (IHA), at Nova University of Lisbon, and the Global Art Archive (GAA), at the University of Barcelona. In her visual practice, Pinho works across still and moving image, exploring the visual discourses embedded in technical images in regard to history, memory, and knowledge production. Since 2012, she is the founder director of ARCHIVO, a research platform on photography and visual culture.
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Biblioteca Lúcio Craveiro da Silva – Auditorium
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