The International Image Festival is an event of electronic arts and digital culture organized by the Visual Design Department at the Universidad de Caldas in Colombia since 1997. This year, the Festival will host ISEA2017, one of the most important symposiums on Electronic Art in the world, and for the first time will be held in a Latin American country.

At the same time, the Festival will be part of selected cultural events in the ’Crusade Season France-Colombia’ initiative, led by the French Institute and the Ministry of Culture.

In this space, you’ll find the reunited programming for the 16th International Image Festival and ISEA 2017. This app enables you to create your own schedule for attending certain events during the Festival.

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Thursday, June 15 • 17:55 - 18:05
ARTIST TALK | “Laughing Stock”: Satire and Stock Photography, from Digital Meme Culture to Post-Internet Art

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This study interrogates the contrast between the relatively unexplored territory of stock photography as an academic focus, and its widespread exploitation in visual culture. Ubiquitous online in its various commercial and editorial formats as well as on social media, stock photography is worthy of attention because of the many characters it takes on. Taking satire as a starting point, this study examines the limits of stock photography, or the “wallpaper of consumer culture,” captured by the renderings of stock images in meme culture, while surveying alternate possibilities of their handling in art and contemporary photography practices. 

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Nathalie Agostini

Let's talk critical theory, method and theory in art history, formalism in 20th and 21st century visual culture and new media strategies in communications and PR.

Thursday June 15, 2017 17:55 - 18:05 GMT-05
Auditorio Carlos Náder - Edificio Orlando Sierra - Campus Central - Universidad de Caldas Calle 65 # 26 -10

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