Art History & Visual Studies

CFA Research and Creative Activity

This report attempts to capture, in part, many of those events and studies of artistic engagement that have occurred in the 2017 -18 academic year. Whether giving a presentation, exhibiting in a gallery show, publishing books and articles, or performing in musical venues around the world, CFA faculty are actively exploring the human condition through their creativity and risk.

Politics of Vision – Ashley Hunt Brings Degrees of Visibility to UK CFA

He has photographed landscapes encompassing prisons, jails and detention centers in all of America’s 50 states and territories, sharing a broad view of the geography and practice of mass incarceration.  There is a dichotomy between the sites that cannot be easily seen or recognized, versus their inhabitants who are constantly watched and whose identity is objectified.  Although the lives and conditions of prisoners are not immediately visible these compelling images, Hunt counters this through the narrative nature of the work — its text, storytelling and statistics, and dialogue with local

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