How do artists push for our understanding of identity? The symposium New Tactics for Unseen Bodies expands the group exhibition at Galleri Image with the same title and examines the highly topical relationship between body and image in our time. Our bodies are changed and perceived in a close exchange with the images of them and photography, as technology, undergoes extensive changes. The symposium explores the pictures of the past, in paintings and photographies, which has shaped our current view of bodies, but the symposium will also question the pictures of the future, whether we can use tactical artistic methods to change our perspective on the body.
The artists of the exhibition Michelle Eistrup (DK/JM), Juan Covelli (CO), Alinka Echeverria (UK/MX) and Alexandra Leykauf (DE) will take part in the symposium, as well as the exhibition’s curator Kirstine Autzen and associate professor and creativity researcher Jan Løhmann Stephensen. More participants will be announced later.
The symposium is organised by Galleri Image and is a collaboration between Galleri Image, Art Week Aarhus, Aarhus University and Kunsthal Aarhus.
The symposium is in English
J. M. Mørks Gade 13, 8000 Aarhus