Image and Culture

Amaury Fernandes, assistant

Coordinated by Prof. Rogério Medeiros, the founding core of the group is multidisciplinary analysis about image and cultural studies at the EBA/UFRJ. It carries out research which prioritises topics linked to the Brazilian imagination, without losing touch with the new technologies for images – and their challenges. The group takes part in numerous colloquia, seminars, national and international events, and is in constant touch with researchers of excellence in Brazil and abroad. Of particular note are the lectures by the professors Jean Duvignaud of the University of Paris VII, Michel Maffesoli, of the University of Paris IV – Pantheon – Sorbonne, Lucien Sfez. Anne Cauquelin and Sylvia Ostrowetsky of the University of Picardie-Amiens, France, and Annamaria Contini, from the University Degli Studi Di Bologna, Italy and François Soulages, from the Paris VIII University. Prof. Rogério Medeiros did his post-doctorate in the Arts des Images & Art Contemporain study group run by Prof. François Soulages at the University of Paris 8 (2002-03). In 2004, on the invitation of the study group, Prof. Pierre Lunel, President of the University of Paris VIII gave a lecture on the topic of “The Year of Brazil in France”, a scientific, artistic and cultural even which took place in France in 2005. The group organised the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Image and Culture Study Days in June 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. It took part in the curating of the Coletiva Bienal EBA/UFRJ, which included works by professors, graduate and post-graduate students and took place at the Centro Cultural Oduvaldo Vianna Filho in December 2008. Professor Rogério Medeiros coordinated the GT Sociology of Art at the XIII Brazilian Congress of Sociology at Pernambuco Federal University in June 2007, and at the XIV Brazilian Congress of Sociology at Rio de Janeiro Federal University in June 2009. Professor François Soulages held a conference called For a New aesthetic of the Image, as part of the programme for The Year of France in Brazil, on June 17, 2009.



As linguagens da Imagem no Mundo Contemporâneo