Konferenz: Renegotiating Minoritarian In_Visibilities – englischsprachige, interdisziplinäre Konferenz
In recent years, the relation between visibility and invisibility of minoritarian subject positions has been renegotiated and led to a preliminary re-assessment of the political potential of the concept of visibility. Thereby, invisibility or imperceptibility are subject to significant revaluation. Especially from activist, cultural and political points of view and in the contexts of queer or non-racist politics of migration, attempts have been made to question the topos of visibility and its positive connotations. However, the debate about a possible end of the critique of representation often disregards that politics of becoming imperceptible or invisible can indeed develop new modes of presentation and perception and therefore cannot unfold beyond representation.
Connecting theory and practice, the conference will provide spaces for various artistic, scholarly and political forms of exchange.
The three-day conference will take place on November 12–14, 2019 at the Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) of the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany. The conference is organized by the Research Area Visual and Material Culture Studies of the GCSC in cooperation with the ZMI-section Media and Gender. If you need childcare for the duration of or part of the conference, kindly let us know well in advance.
For questions, please contact
- Oliver Klaassen (Queer Art Studies, PhD student at the GCSC; Lecturer at various German universities)
- Jana Tiborra (Art Pedagogy, Research Assistant at the Institute for Art Pedagogy, JLU; PhD student at the GCSC)
- Katharina Wolf (Contemporary History, PhD student and Research Assistant at the GCSC)
- Cathérine Ludwig-Ockenfels (Early Modern History, PhD student at the GCSC)
(19.09.2019, Berit Beckers)