Within visual culture, media brands overload everyday life. For example, the classic categories of the visual arts are questioned by current realities, especially those related to virtuality. Given that it is not a matter of excluding, but of complementing, to what extent is it urgent to develop creative resources to give continuity to the classic? The power of the media and culture, in general, continually influence the spaces of production, consumption and distribution of art. This generates a constant revision of the paradigms of visual culture, of that which goes from the street to the virtual, from the physical to the mental. How do the artistic media interpret or rearrange these cultural transits? How does the traditional dialogue and interact with the avant-garde in order to merge and coexist? Can we measure the interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity of the aforementioned?
From a pandemic that makes us see the horror, but also brings us closer to the possibilities, visual culture, as could be other fields of study, potentiates new and different interpretations of visuality. There is a tendency for the visual to look more at society, to be within the social, to reflect more forcefully the political, social and community projects in the visual and the images. Beyond the forms, who do we represent, and how and why do we represent them? From both the sender and the receiver, how do the changing contexts in which we live create and redefine audiences and interpretations of the visual?
- Artists, data creation and artificial intelligence.
- Art for whom: public arts, collective memory, cultural heritage
- New genres of visual art and art
- Eventuality of art: exhibitions, festivals, biennials
- Creation and diffusion of spaces: museums and galleries as social institutions
- Inclusive communities: race, identity, gender in the face of human rights and social justice.
- Functional diversities: access and participation in the face of disabilities.
- Dialogue between popular culture and media
- The business of art markets.
- Ethics of the visual: intellectual property and copyrights.
- Image and society
- Visual culture
- History and philosophy of the visual
- The image industry