“GHOST” ARTIST TALK

Program

OCTOBER 23, 2015 @ 19:00 – 23:00

ALIA SYED + CHILA KUMARI BURMAN + ANJALIKA SAGAR
Chair : Bruno Leitão

organized by Mónica de Miranda

entrada livre

VENUE

HANGAR Centro de Investigação Artística
Rua Damasceno Monteiro, 12
Lisboa, 1170-112
Portugal

Phone:

+351 218 870 490

Website:

www.hangar.com.pt

http://www.luxonline.org.uk/artists/alia_syed/
http://www.chila-kumari-burman.co.uk/
http://otolithgroup.org/


This Artist Talk, organised by Mónica de Miranda, is part of the Hangar research program. Working in partnership with CEC (Centre of Comparitive Research, Lisbon) and Train (Research Center of Transnational, London) it will relay and broaden ideas encouraged by the “GHOSTS” exhibition.

The talk will examine the role of the artist as researcher, analysing issues raised by the work of the artists concerning identity politics, the relationship between art, globalisation and subjectivity, in an age of increasing migration and global diaspora communities.


In her work, Chila Burman challenges stereotypical assumptions that cloud cultural identity. Her art is informed by popular culture, gender and identity politics, exploring the relationship between popular culture and high art.

Alia Syed work focuses on issues of identity, representation, and language, to explore and question structures of personal and collective post-colonial narratives.

Anjalika Sagar is a filmmaker and member of The Otolith Group. She is interested in film essays, and the relationship between image, text and sound. Sagar works as a curator, moderator, essayist, film director, video-maker and photographer.

http://www.comparatistas.edu.pt/
http://www.hangar.com.pt/critica-e-pensamento/?lang=en
http://www.transnational.org.uk/

https://postarchive.org/

all rights reserved image by Alia Syed


RESEARCH PROGRAM AT HANGAR

Contemporary art practice is now so entangled with theoretical knowledge, it is becoming a research practice in itself. Encouraged by the conceptual nature of contemporary art, artists often integrate research methods and scientific knowledge into their artistic process, thus blurring the lines between art and theory.
The research program at Hangar encourages practiced based learning, and runs with the intention of presenting seminars, conferences, public events, cinema sessions and artist talks, which are organised by artists, curators and researchers.
Hangar is a platform for artists to meet and interact, not only with their fellow artists, but with the general public.

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