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Political Aesthetics of Power and Protest

Participants in the GCRP funded Political Aesthetics of Power and Protest workshop at the University of Warwick and others alert to the importance of aesthetics in politics examine the place of emotion in politics and how it is so effectively harnessed for political purposes through art. We are collaborating with openDemocracy in an editorial partnership to publish these papers; see openDemocracy - Political Aesthetics of Power and Protest.

If you would like to contribute a piece to this series please contact Shirin Rai on shirin.rai@warwick.ac.uk

Articles

Power, politics and public monuments in Nairobi, Kenya

Laragh Larsen

Beyond the Politics of Representation: The Political Economy of Indigenous Art in PostColonial India

Rashmi Varma

Imagining Pasts and Futures: The Indian Parliament Murals and South Africa’s Keiskamma Tapestry

Rachel Johnson & Shirin M. Rai

Pedestrian Crossings: Contemporary Judicial Spectacle

Leslie J. Morgan

The Politics of Aesthetics: Mussolini and Fascist Italy

Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi

The Aesthetic Politics of Two Decades of Techno-Movement in France

Jean-Christophe Sevin

 


The Political Aesthetics of Power and Protest Workshop

Welcome

Shirin Rai (Warwick) - Welcome
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Panel 1 - The Power of Aesthetics

Partha Mitter (Sussex/Oxford) 'Power and Authority in Cultural Exchanges: A Revisionist Approach'
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Louise Amoore (Durham) 'Digital Aesthetics: Security's Objects and the Form of Politics'
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Les Moran (Birkbeck) 'Pedestrian Crossings; Some Reflections on the Occasion of a Contemporary Justicial Spectacle'
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Claire Blencowe (Warwick) - Discussant
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Panel 2 - Mapping Power Aesthetics

Jean Christophe Sevin (Centre Norbert Elias, Marseille) 'The Aesthetic Politics of the Techno-Movement in France 1990-2010'
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Manuela Ciotti (Edinburgh) 'The Nation's Aesthetic Production: India's Politics of Presence Through Contemporary Art'
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Laragh Larsen (Trinity College, Dublin) 'Power, Politics and Public Monuments in Nairobi'
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Nicola Pratt (Warwick) - Discussant
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Panel 3 - Mapping Power Aesthetics II

Simonetta Falasca Zamponi (California Santa Barbara) 'The Politics of Aesthetics: Mussolini and Fascist Italy'
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Rebecca Brown (John Hopkins) 'Perfecting Political Performance: Spinning, Ghandhi and Virtuosity'
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Tim White (Warwick) - Discussant
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Panel 4 - Aesthetics and Forms of Protest

Rashmi Varma (Warwick) 'Beyond the Politics of Representation: Tribal Art in Postcolonial India'
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Maria Tamboukou (University of East London) 'Ordinary/Extraordinary: Art, Politics, History'
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Alice Mah (Warwick) 'Alternative Forms of Resistance: Working-Class Cultural Production in Liverpool'
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Yvette Hutchinson (Warwick) - Discussant
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Panel 5 - Aesthetics as Method: Roundtable

Christine Battersby (Warwick)
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Oliver Davies (Warwick)
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L.H.M. Ling (The New School, New York)
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Nirmal Puwar (Goldsmiths)
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