Forwarded message re exhibition and symposium in Sydney:

SUBJECT AND OBJECT IN 21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY
Symposium: Photography and place

What do subject and object mean (or what can they mean) in photography in the 21st century?

Photography is a constantly mutating medium, reacting to (and sometime precipitating) changes in art, society, politics and technology. In the 21st century, photographic practice has come into increasingly close contact with other art forms and, through the virtual environment, an increasingly diverse audience.

However, few new theoretical frameworks for considering contemporary photography have arisen to push photographic theory beyond the seminal work of writers such as Barthes, Benjamin, Sontag and Krauss. This symposium, the first of a new annual series of symposia dedicated to photography, explores new ways of thinking about the medium in the 21st century.

Have new frameworks for considering contemporary photography arisen? If so, what are they?

PROGRAM
10.30AM Symposium registration and exhibition viewing

SESSION 1
11am Welcome and introduction to new photography program
Judy Annear, Senior Curator Photographs, AGNSW

11.25am Cardinal Points: The significance of visual vectors in Australian landscape photography
Dr Martyn Jolly, Australian National University

12pm Towards a photographic sublime: subject as metaphor
Prof David Stephenson, University of Tasmania

12.30pm Lunch

SESSION 2
1.20pm Towards an emotional theory of photography
Dr Kyla McFarlane, Centre for Contemporary Photography

2pm Is Australian photography global?
Dr Daniel Palmer, Monash University

2.35pm Panel discussion
David Stephenson, Kyla McFarlane, Martyn Jolly, Daniel Palmer, Judy Annear Chair: Dr Andrew Yip, Public Programs, AGNSW

3.40pm Symposium close and drinks

More information: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/cal...ace-symposium/

Photography & place exhibition: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exh...ography-place/

SATURDAY 9 APRIL | 11AM-4PM
DOMAIN THEATRE | AGNSW
$55 MEMBERS | $65 NON-MEMBERS | $30 STUDENTS