Art as Media as Display – Biennials as Platforms for Social Change it was a talk I participated in together with Martha Rosler and Yongwoo Lee. The talk was chaired by Maurizio Bartolotti Saturday, 17 September 2011, 2:30 at the Consulate General of The Kingdom of The Netherlands.
Martha Rosler is an artist and writer. Her work in video, photo-text, performance, writing and installation constructs incisive social and political analyses of the myths and realities of contemporary culture. She participates in the 12th Istanbul Biennial 2011. Yongwoo Lee is the founder and over-all director of the Gwangju Biennale, initiated in commemoration of the victims of the pro-democracy civil uprising in 1980 in Gwangju, Korea. He is a writer and curator based in Seoul and New York. Lanfranco Aceti is chair and artistic director of ISEA 2011. He is Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths College, London and Associate Professor at Sabanci University in Istanbul. His research focuses on the intersection between new media technologies, art and visual culture. Maurizio Bortolotti – moderator – is curator and Professor at NABA.