Mary Ann Doane

Lee Rodney

Lee Rodney is associate professor of Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Windsor. She has written in a range of books and journals on contemporary art, cultural theory, visual culture, and the changing cultural perceptions of time and identity in media culture. Her current research investigates the fragmented cultural geography of border regions in North America. Collaborative projects include the Visible City Project and the Border Bookmobile.

"Collaborative Practice: Relational or Social?"

Rodney's presentation, "Collaborative Practice: Relational or Social?" questions whether there is a valid distinction between the theories of relational aesthetics and social practice. Given they cover similar territory in terms of the concern for activating the political and social dimensions of a site, history or community, is it a geographical divide that keeps them distinct? Rodney explores this idea by examining recent collaborative practices.


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