14 May 2010: Agency and Automatism: Photography as Art since the 1960s
Agency and Automatism
Photography as Art since the 1960s
Thursday 10 June 2010, 18.30–20.00: keynote speech by Jeff Wall followed by wine reception
Friday 11 June 2010, 10.30–18.00
Saturday 12 June 2010, 10.30–18.00
Despite attending to similar features of photography as an artistic medium, philosophers and art historians have drawn opposed conclusions about their implications. This conference brings them into dialogue around questions of agency and automatism in the photographic process.
Speakers include artist Jeff Wall, art historians Carol Armstrong, Robin Kelsey, Anna Dezeuze, Briony Fer, Susan Laxton, Margaret Iversen and Joel Snyder, philosophers David Davies, Nigel Warburton, Cynthia Freeland, Sherri Irvin and Diarmuid Costello.
Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium
£25 (£20 concessions), booking recommended
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This event is part of the AHRC-funded research project ‘Aesthetics after Photography’ directed by Margaret Iversen (University of Essex) and Diarmuid Costello (University of Warwick). For more information see: