Through September Belfast Exposed will host a series of artists’ talks and public discussions around the subject of migration and identity.
20 September 06, 6 – 7.15pm
Artists Talk Series 1
Anthony Haughey an artist and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Ulster will discuss the making of Between a visual media project critically exploring the negotiation of citizenship with residents in a Government of Ireland Reception Centre for Asylum Seekers at Mosney (a former Butlins holiday camp) Co. Meath.
Andrea Lange will talk about the making of Refugee Talks a film made with refugees from different countries resident in a state reception centre in Oslo.
27 September 06, 6 – 7.15pm
Artists Talk Series 2
Terence Wright a Reader in Theoretical Studies in Visual Art at the University of Ulster will discuss his ongoing research into contemporary media images of refugees. He will identify some historical archetypes that are used to portray the subject of forced migration and question the role of the mass media in aiding the relief of humanitarian crises.
Breda Beban will discuss her current curatorial project Imagine Art After, which aims to expand the notion we are all a work in progress. The project will bring together seven artists who left home and now live in London, and seven who remained in the country of their birth: the artist who left, and the artist who stayed. The aim of the project is to open lines of communication where they would otherwise not exist, enabling artists to exchange ideas and work, and also to discuss their experiences in a online forum.