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TALKS PROGRAMME

10.30  Registration & Tea & Coffee[break]10.50 Welcome Address: Ray Yeates Dublin City Arts Officer & CEO Temple Bar Cultural Trust[break]11.00 – 12.00 Keynote speaker: Dr Luke Gibbons (Academic & writer, NUIM)
Remembering to Forget the Past
In this first year of a decade of centenary commemorations, beginning with The 1913 Dublin Lockout, what is the role of art and artists in commemorating historical events? How do visual representations, photographs, film and art installations contribute to our understanding of Ireland’s past? The panelists will consider questions around the act of remembering in relation to contemporary art and what those acts of commemoration do in respect to understanding where we are now, trying to make sense of the current economic crisis.[break]12.00 – 13.30 Panel Discussion

Chair: Val Connor  (Curator, NWCI Legacy Project)
Panel: Helen Carey (Director, Limerick City Gallery), Pat Cooke (Curator and Academic, UCD), Mark Curran  (Artist and academic, IADT)

Photojournalism in the National Collection: A Snap in Time
Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Collection is held in the National Photographic Archive/The National Library. This significant photographic collection – consisting of more than 4.3 million photographic negatives – depicts Ireland’s political, cultural and sporting life between 1912 and 2002. This session will consider the place of photojournalism in the national cultural collections.[break]14.30 – 15.30 Panel discussion

Chair: Tommy Graham  (Editor, History Ireland)
Panel: Michael Hinch (Editorial Imaging Manager, Independent Newspapers Ireland), Please note there is a change to this panel: Colette O’Flaherty will replace Annemarie Kilfeather & Tom Burke.

16.00 – 17.30 Screening of Donald Taylor Black’s new documentary Skin in the Game. Introduced by Stephanie McBride (Critic and writer)

17.30 – 18.00 Photo Book Deposition – National Photographic Archive

LAUNCH EVENT
18.30 – 20.30 Exhibition opening: Uncertain State at Gallery of Photography
22.00 – 23.00 Outdoor Screening Meeting House Square
Uncertain Futures – presents new work by 15 international photographers. Specially curated by Small World curators: Maeve O’Neill, Dorje De Burgh and Lynn Rothwell. The presentation will also include a review of Belfast Photo festival and a preview of the upcoming PhotoIreland Festival
  10.30 Tea & Coffee[break]11.00 – 12.00 Speaker: Colin Graham (Writer and academic, NUIM)
Photography and Conflict
This panel will explore how contemporary photographers have represented conflict in Northern Ireland and internationally. The discussion will reflect the concerns of a new major survey exhibition, ‘Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography’, which is currently showing in the MAC and Belfast Exposed. The panelists will explore histories, theories and practices of photographic representation of conflict and explore the working methods used by Irish photographers to challenge traditional modes of photojournalism.[break]12.00– 13.30 Panel Discussion

Chair: Liam Kennedy (Writer and academic, UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies).
Panel: David Farrell (Artist and academic, IADT), Sean Hillen (Artist), Paul Seawright (Artist and academic, UU).

  14.30 – 15.30 Speaker: Justin Carville (Writer and academic, IADT)
An Uncertain State
We are five-years into an unprecedented global recession. Ireland’s politicians and citizens have been lauded by their counterparts in Europe for their stoic acceptance of austerity. Reflecting on the so-called Celtic Tiger years some cultural commentators have been critical of the arts for not responding to the systemic failures of the Irish state. Others would argue that photography has been at the forefront of the response to this moment of uncertainty in Ireland. How are Irish and international artists responding to the current economic crisis? What are the politics of representation? This session will discuss how artists, cultural commentators, academics and historians have responded to where we are now.[break]15.30 – 17.00 Panel Discussion:

Chair: Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith (Writer and academic, UCD)
Panel: Declan Long (Writer and academic, NCAD), Anthony Haughey (Artist and academic, DIT)17.30 – 18.00 Plenary session

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