Exposed – Voyeurism and Photography Panel Discussion

Photo: Kohei Yoshiyuki, Untitled, 1971, From the series “The Park”, 11 x 14 inches (27.94 x 35.65 cm). gelatin silver print

Panel discussion with Clint Burnham, Catherine Soussloff, Shep Steiner, Althea Thauberger

Perspectives on the invasive camera and voyeurism, ethical issues in contemporary photography, surveillance as an aesthetic strategy, and power relations between photographers and human subjects.

Panel Members:

Clint Burnham teaches in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University. He has written recently on Ken Lum (Camera Austria) and Brian Jungen (Grove Dictionary of Art). His book The Only Poetry that Matters: A Reading of the Kootenay School of Writing is being published this fall by Arsenal Pulp.

Catherine Soussloff is Professor and Head of the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia. Her most recent book is The Subject in Art: Portraiture and the Birth of the Modern (Duke University Press, 2006) and other recent areas of publication include performance theory, visual culture and theories of media.

Shep Steiner co-edited “Cork Caucus: on Art, Possibility, and Democracy” (Frankfurt, 2007). Recent publications on photography include: “Dialectical Inroads to a Post-Political Photography: Democratic Violence in the Work of Lidwien” (Journal of the Philosophy of Photography, 2011); “Allergy Patch: Michael Fried’s Why Photography Matters As Art as Never Before” (Texte zur Kunst, 2010); “Uber Struth,” Writings on Thomas Struth (Schirmer/Mosel, 2009); “The Responsibility of Photography,” Scott McFarland (Vancouver Art Gallery, 2009).

Althea Thauberger is an artist based in Vancouver. Her internationally produced and exhibited work typically involves interactions with a group or community that result in performances, films, videos, audio recordings and books, and involve sometimes provocative reflections of social, political, institutional and aesthetic power relations. Her work has been recently presented at the 17th Biennale of Sydney; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa and the Overgarten Institute of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen.

In conjunction with the exhibitions: “Larry Clark: Tulsa” and “Kohei Yoshiyuki: The Park” on view through November 13.

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