Events from 29 May, 2016
1st June, 20166-7.30pm
POWER LECTURE - A Garden for Empire and Nation: History and Memory at the Qing Imperial Mountain Estate
Asian Art historian Stephen Whiteman explores the early history of Qing imperial park of Bishu shanzhuang - from its original conception as an imperial retreat to its representation through text and image - and considers its legacy in collective memories of the rise and fall of the dynasty.
2nd June, 20166-7.30pm
POWER LECTURE – Looking Forward and Looking Back: Rashid Johnson and Frederick Douglass on Photography
Join us on Thursday 2 June at 6pm for a free public lecture by photography scholar, Professor Shawn Michelle Smith as she considers the social power of photography. The lecture is hosted by The Photography Cultures Research Group at the University of Sydney and the Photography. Ontology Symposium.
2nd June, 2016 to 3rd June, 201610.00am - 7.30pm
The symposium brings together international scholars and specialists on the photographic medium to explore the relationship between photography's ontology, the camera as a human perceptual apparatus and the unconscious through themes of evidence, the archive, photographic practice and theory.