Politics in Art Forms

A two-day colloquium

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Friday, February 8, 2013 08/02/2013 08:30:00 08/02/2013 05:30:00 6 Politics in Art FormsA two-day colloquium
8:30 AM to 5:30 AM

Politics in Art Forms is an international and interdisciplinary event co-organized by the University of Paris VIII, UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) and USC (University of Southern California). Artists and scholars meet and discuss the relationships between art forms and politics: Are some arts formats, genres and disciplines easier to politicize than others? Under what conditions can art become a vector for political and civic messages? To what extent is politicization in art appropriate and legitimate in the creators’ eyes? What are the relationships between artistic innovation and political/social critique? How have they changed over time?

The participants draw from their recent artistic or academic work to debate on panels and with the audience around such questions. Music, dance, film and visual arts at large are at the heart of this stimulating public conversation.


DAY 1: February 7, 2013

PLACE: UCLA Royce 314

TIME: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

DAY 2: February 8, 2013

PLACE: USC School of Cinematic Arts: Norris Theatre & Room 108

TIME: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

ORGANIZED BY: Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance

COSPONSORS: CUCLA Interdisciplinary Center; UCLA Sociology Department; UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology; UCLA Leroy Neiman Center; UCLA Arts Initiative; Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance; UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture; UCLA Center for Performance Studies; UCLA Center for the Study of Women; USC College (Provost’s Office and Dean’s Office); USC History Department; USC Francophone Research and Resource Center; USC American Studies & Ethnicity ; USC School of Cinematic Arts; Laboratoire Théories du politique (Labtop/University of Paris 8); CRESPPA (CNRS-University of Paris 8); University of Paris 8 – BQR ; Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique (CNRS-EHESS); Région Ile-de-France; French Embassy in Los Angeles/French Institute

Politics in Art Forms is included in the “Ceci n’est pas… Art between France and Los Angeles” series of events, under the aegis of the French Embassy in Los Angeles:http://cnp-la.org/



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