This event explores strategies of political narration in contemporary photography and film. Discussion will focus on the practices of Dmitry Vilensky and his collective Chto Delat?/What Is To Be Done?. Operating at the intersection of political theory, art, and activism, the artists’ work deftly combines photography, film, and audio commentary. Its goal is to bring back into memory events of the past that hold emancipatory potential for the present. Vilensky will facilitate a discussion of his practices, which are featured in the exhibition “Leningrad’s Perestroika: Cross Currents in Photography, Video and Music,” on view at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum from April 20 to September 13, 2013.
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm