This panel discussion, Relocating the Remains: History and Representation, being staged at Bluecoat on 23 October is being organised in advance of publication of The Sphinx Contemplating Napoleon: Global Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Difference (Bloomsbury), an anthology of Gilane Tawadros’ writings. She is joined on the panel by artists Kader Attia, Keith Piper and Jo Stockham in a discussion that focuses on the relationship between history, representation and cultural identity through the prism of contemporary art: what impact does the past, and nostalgia for it, have on the present? How can different histories inform and transform our understanding of the present? Three of the speakers have a long-standing relationship with Bluecoat, as artists and curators, and the event is chaired by the arts centre’s Artistic Director, Bryan Biggs.
The event is a Bluecoat collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University’s Liverpool School of Art and Design in their Luminary Lecture Series. Image: Veil exhibition (curated by Iniva) at Bluecoat in 2003, showing works by Ghada Amer and AES.
Book tickets on the Bluecoat website.