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ORDER escapes categorisation. It is a call to action against the evils of Capitalism through public and private interventions, both a seductive and disturbing film production and an elaborate operatic sound piece. Invited speakers, all specialists in different domains of cultural and politically engaged production, will respond by addressing these aspects to help identify the breakpoints of order.

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DEMOCRACIA is an artistic collective comprised of Iván López & Pablo España based in Madrid, Spain. Formed in 2001, their collaboration seeks to centre artistic production on collectivity, discourse, dissensus and conflict. DEMOCRACIA’s work is characterised by their ambitious and provocative social interventions, superlative production, contemporary agitprop punk aesthetic and emancipatory content. Their projects reflect concerns with so-called progressive societies; visible in the increasing importance of the image and in the gradual incorporation of simulacrum into different realms of daily life. These concerns are expressed through forms subverting and repositioning the aesthetic material and textual rhetoric of Western political cultures. In so doing, their practise presents a radical critique of societal/political/economic institutions, systems and conventions. DEMOCRACIA have exhibited their work internationally at institutions such as the Centre Pompidou, Malaga, Spain (2018); MUCEM, Marseille, France (2017); Kunstverein Freidberg, Germany (2016); Station Museum of Contemporary Art, USA (2014) Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC, USA (2012); Tapei Biennial, Taiwan (2008); & Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweeden (2007).

Dr Irene Noy is an art historian and the author of Emergency Noises: Sound Art and Gender (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2017). She holds a PhD from The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, where she also completed a post-doctoral fellowship. Prior to that, Noy received her education from the University of Bonn, University of British Columbia and University of Edinburgh. Her research explores twentieth-century aural and visual cultures in relation to gender and senses.

Dr Liam Devlin is a writer and lecturer at the University of Huddersfield. His research explores the use of documentary imagery in relation to art practices that explicitly operate in social and political realms and is interested in how antagonistic socially engaged art practices are a vital force in democratic society.

Dr. Emma Mahony has worked as a lecturer in the School of Visual Culture at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) since 2009. She also currently works as a post-doctoral research assistant at the Royal College of Art (RCA), London, and as dissertation committee member for the Media, Art and Text PhD Programme at Virginia Commonwealth University. She also sits on the editorial board of Art & the Public Sphere journal. From 2004-8 she was Exhibition Curator for Hayward Touring, Southbank Centre, London.

Dr. Declan Long is Co-Director (with Francis Halsall) of the MA 'Art in the Contemporary World' and a lecturer in modern and contemporary art in the Faculty of Visual Culture. He has published widely on contemporary art as a contributor to magazines and journals such as Artforum, Art Review, Source Photographic Review, Circa, Contemporary, a-n, and The Irish Review. Over recent years, he has been commissioned to write texts for numerous publications produced by galleries and museums. He is a board member of the Douglas Hyde Gallery Dublin (one of Ireland’s most internationally renowned publically-funded art spaces) and a visual arts correspondent for RTE Radio (Ireland’s national broadcaster).

The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr Sylwia Serafinowicz, Curator, a/political

Dr Sylwia Serafinowicz works as a Curator at a/political, a non-profit organisation supporting socially and politically-engaged projects developed by artists. She holds a PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and since 2010 is a regular contributor to Artforum International Magazine. She collaborated with the ICA and the Whitechapel Gallery in London, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and numerous museums and galleries across the globe. Between 2014 and 2017 she worked as a Collections Curator at Large at the Wroclaw Contemporary Museum. She is a member of the AICA UK.

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