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September 16, 2019

3rd PARSE Biennial Research Conference: “Human”

PARSE Journal at the University of Gothenburg

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The third PARSE biennial research conference at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Gothenburg will undertake an interdisciplinary investigation within the arts, humanities and social sciences of the category "Human" from the multiple perspectives of what it excludes and overlooks.

Speakers include Barbara Albert, Joan Anim-Addo, Maaike Bleeker, Joanna Bourke, Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, Oliver Ressler and Paolo Cirio.

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Please follow this link for information about the conference structure and the draft timetable, featuring information regarding the presenters of the conference.

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PARSE Journal
issue 9: “Work” available online
Editors: Dave Beech, University of Gothenburg; Benjamin Fallon & Kirsteen Macdonald, Chapter Thirteen, Glasgow; and Marina Vishmidt, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Contributors include André Alves, Åsa Andersson Broms, Shiva Anoushirvani, Petra Bauer, Beagles and Ramsay, Dave Beech, Lars Bröndum, Nils Claesson, Neil Clements, Ciarán Finlayson, Gem, Bruno Gulli, Karin Hansson, Per Hasselberg, Frances Hatherley, George Kentros, Lars Kristensen, Ashley Lee Wong, José Mariá Durán, Tero Nauha, Gilad Reich, SCOT-PEP, Jack Segbars, Patricia Sequeira Brás, Molly Smith, Frances Stacey, superconductr and Josefine Wikström.

Recent debates on work have increasingly incorporated the figure of the artist and forms of political engagement in art. Creative labour has occupied a central place in the critical re-assessment of work, since the publication in 1999 of Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello’s sociological study of the transformation of work via the analysis of the recuperation of avant-garde values into management discourse. Concurrently, artists and other art workers have increasingly embedded the politics of art and the critique of art’s institutions in the strategies of worker activism such as the withdrawal of labour, demands for wages and employment rights.

The editors hope that this collection will enrich debates at the intersection between art and work and prompt further discussion of what is at stake—both practically and theoretically—when considering art and the politics of work as central to how we think about the contemporary world and how we can change it.

PARSE is a research publishing platform committed to the movement back and forth between analysis and creation, between meaning-making and the analytics of meaning, between construction and re-construction. PARSE bridges gaps, and strengthens the field of artistic research by meeting its needs for new forms of peer review, publication, and conferencing. PARSE addresses a broad range of academics, artists, and art audiences who are curious about the contribution of research to the arts, and the contribution of the arts to knowledge-making. PARSE is committed to interdisciplinarity and internationalization—our purpose and aim is to facilitate and publish research across disciplines, in an international context.

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