Thursday 9 February 2012

Stills: WEDNESDAY, 15 FEBRUARY 6PM. Globalisation, Art, Realism, Allan Sekula

Stills Gallery, 23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BP,<>

Globalisation & Art Lectures: For this lecture series art historians, photographers, artists and visual culture specialists have been invited to examine the intersections between art and the social realities produced by globalisation. All of the lectures are FREE. To book a place please email<>.

Gail Day: Social Transitivity in Allan Sekula's The Lottery of the Sea. Focusing on Allan Sekula's video essay The Lottery of the Sea (2006), Gail Day considers the longstanding, but recently revived, problem of realism. Her talk explores the representational strategies used to negotiate a critical cognition of contemporary capitalism.

Gail Day is Senior Lecturer in the School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. Her book Dialectical Passions: Negation in Postwar Art Theory was published by Columbia University Press in 2010.

Steve Edwards: Some Brechtian Moments. Taking the re-evaluation of Bertolt Brecht's legacy as a starting point, Steve Edwards will use the radical aesthetics of the 1970s as a frame for thinking about Allan Sekula's photo-text works.

Steve Edwards teaches art history at the Open University. Books include: The Making of English Photography, Allegories (2006) and Photography : A Very Short Introduction (2006). His book Martha Rosler's The Bowery in Two Inadequate Descriptive Systems will be published by Afterall early in 2012. He is an editor of Historical Materialism and of Oxford Art Journal.

[History of Art] This programme is presented with generous support from The University of Edinburgh's History of Art department and the Roberts Fund.

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.