The Arts in 'times of Trouble'

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 10:30 AM-12:20 PM
Room: Booth 57
RC37 Sociology of Arts (host committee)

Language: English, French and Spanish

This session examines research on the arts and art worlds in 'times of trouble'. The 'troubles' range from issues related to socio-political or economic strife through natural and man-made disasters (like tsunamis and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear melt-down). Participants will present empirical research and study questions about the place of the arts in societies confronting challenges. They explore how creators, mediators or audiences have used the arts to engage in public discourse to confront inequalities or address cultural trauma. They study how the arts have served as affordances for social action, resistance or recovery. This session examines innovative research on ways times of trouble have shaped the arts in positive or negative ways, promoting change and questioning hegemonic forces in society.
Session Organizer:
J. MARONTATE, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Moving Through Space (Oral Presentation)
Brigit MORRIS, University of New South Wales, Australia

Art As Acute Action: Art and Articulations of Public Concerns in the Wake of 3.11 (Oral Presentation)
Line Marie THORSEN, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Expressing the Inexpressible. Japanese Artists about the March 2011 Tragedy (Oral Presentation)
Beata KOWALCZYK, Warsaw University, Poland

Screening the 2001 G8 Summit in Genoa: An Italian Cultural Trauma (Oral Presentation)
Anna Lisa TOTA, University of Rome III, Italy

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