Doubt and Visual Representation Symposium

University College Cork
10th-11th May 2013

Next weekend UCC are hosting an art symposium on the topic of Doubt and Visual Representation. Both current MA ACW student Susan Connolly and MA ACW graduate Rebecca O’Dwyer will be delivering papers at the event, along with many other speakers. The symposium is organised by postgraduate students from the MA in Modern and Contemporary, Art History, Theory and Criticism. Full schedule of talks is here. Following information is from the symposium website:

We encounter doubt every day. From the inane to the important, doubt infiltrates almost every thought, feeling and circumstance. Yet, what is doubt? Can doubt be defined? What does doubt involve?

Thinking about artistic production and visual representation, in what ways can doubt be a catalyst for change? How might doubt alter our perception? Is doubt problematic or productive? Is doubt historically specific or contingent?

By means of an interdisciplinary approach, this conference aims to explore the issue of doubt in modern and contemporary art and visual culture. The theme of doubt and visual representation will be analysed through a variety of topics from multiple and dynamic perspectives, looking at doubt in painting, drawing, photography, architecture, philosophy and from practitioners’ perspectives also.