On art and violence
ARIA Research seminar
21 September 2021
initiated by Athar Jaber and Ria De Boodt
'Stone sculpture is often the material of choice because of its durability ../.. However, it has also been implemented as a faithful assistant for the enforcement of systemic violence'. This is an extract from the PhD text part by Athar Jaber. He invited guests who inspired him for this PhD 'on sculpture and violence' or who were actively involved in it, to a symposium organised in collaboration with the Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (ARIA) and the research group Body and Material Reinvented at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. The seminar focused on the topic of Violence in a broader sense and on its representation in Art in particular. It consisted of lectures, artist’s talks and public interviews with artists and academics. International specialists, academics and artists were each asked to give a presentation of their work. Moderated discussions with the audience were also organised. The event was closed by the dance performance 'Stranger' sharing different perspectives on one male’s physicality through live body performance.
- Download the program here
The seminar is part of the Open Laboratory Weeks organised by the research group Body and Material Reinvented at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp from Tuesday 21 September to Friday 8 October 2021 included except for the weekends.