Performing Rights: Contemporary Art, Public Institutions and the Refugee Condition, by ANTHONY DOWNEY

Lecture by Anthony Downey – Approximate duration: 1 hour

If the disavowal or absence of legal and political representation before the law is a feature of being a refugee in an era of political exceptionalism, then what happens when artistic representation is inserted into this already compromised regime of visibility?

Dr. Anthony Downey is Professor of Visual Culture in North Africa and the Middle East at Birmingham City University and the author of Art and Politics Now (Thames and Hudson, 2014).