Professor Susan Best at FASST II 2015

Professor Susan Best presented a lecture - Reparative Aesthetics Witnessing in Contemporary Art Photography - in the second Fine Art Seminar Series Tonight (FASST), presented by the University of Queensland Society of Fine Art (SoFA).

This talk offers a new way of thinking about the role of politically engaged art. It examines the work of four women photographers from the southern hemisphere who are pioneering a reparative approach to art about shameful histories such as: the harsh and unjust treatment of indigenous peoples; the cruel institutionalisation of vulnerable groups; the disappearance of dissidents; and the carnage of civil war. They are: Rosângela Rennó (Brazil), Anne Ferran (Australia), Fiona Pardington (New Zealand), and Milagros de la Torre (Peru/USA).