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The Art of Bordering

Economies, Performances and Technologies of migration Control

The Art of Bordering is an art-science event merging an academic conference and an exhibition in order to discuss the material and symbolic construction of the mediterranean as a border zone, the governance and politicization of migration control, the strategies of adaptation, contestation and subversion of « Fortress Europe » developed by migrants and European citizens.

During three days, Italian, French, German, and British academics, journalists and artists debate how new technologies, geopolitical conflicts and socio-economic inequalities have transformed both migration flows and the material, political and symbolic dimensions of borders in the 21st century.

The Art of Bordering will compare the different and overlapping ways in which art, technology and the social sciences address contemporary bordering dynamics. This strategic comparison aims to highlight the different and interrelated ways in which borders have become strategic places for the performance and observation of the symbolic representations, political agencies and governmental techniques at work in contemporary neoliberal societies.

By enabling discussions between academics, artists and the public, this conference/exhibition will facilitate the exchange between the different approaches, tools and devices through which border processes may be represented, deciphered and deconstructed. The debates, links, quotations, transfers and exemplifications, will also help problematizing the boundaries existing between these fields of knowledge and practice.

A project of the mAXXI, the Institut Français d’Italie and the IREmAm (Aix marseille Université), organized by Cédric Parizot, filippo Celata, Raffaella Coletti, Heidrun Friese, Nicola mai, Alessio Rosati, Benoit Tadié, Antoine Vion.

Art curator : Isabelle Arvers

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The Art of Bordering - Program

24, 25 and 26 October 2014 - Rome, Italy
mAXXI, the National museum of XXI Century Arts

Art Curator : Isabelle Arvers

In partnership with the Labexmed program (Aix-marseille Université, Fondation A*mIDEX), Dipartimento mEmOTEF (La Sapienza), le Laboratoire de Sociologie du Travail (CNRS, Aix marseille Université), Laboratoire méditerranéen de Sociologie (CNRS, Aix marseille Université), Temps, Espaces, Langages, Europe méridionale - méditerranée (CNRS, Aix marseille Université), Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Aix en Provence, PACTE (CNRS ; Université de Grenoble), Alliance Athena

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