Ariella Azoulay is director of the Photo-Lexic International Research Group at the Minerva Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel. Among her ground-breaking studies of photography and politics are Death’s Showcase (MIT Press, 2001), The Civil Contract of Photography (Zone Books, 2008) and the forthcoming Civil Imagination: A Political Ontology of Photography (Verso, 2012).
In this talk, Dr. Azoulay addresses the possibilities that motivate and direct civic actions that critique or supplant without being exhausted by state order. She discusses these issues in relation to two photographic archives she assembled that deal with Israel’s representation of the state and its history.
Thursday, May 3 – 7pm
MOCCA, 952 Queen Street West, Toronto | Map & Directions
Ariella Azoulay's lecture is co-presented with the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art.
416-736-5533 (Graduate Program in Visual Arts, York University)