On 26 May 2022, at 9am, CIAC promotes the conference Contemporary Art and the Media after 9/11, with researcher Irfan Hošić. The session takes place in room 3.9 of the Pedagogical Complex of the Gambelas Campus and admission is free.

The collapse of the Twin Towers in 2001 and its live broadcast contributed to a new paradigm of war through the media. The time gap between the first and second attacks on the WTC was the moment for cameramen and photographers to set up their equipment, which allowed viewers to see live the second plane crashing into the towers. In a short time, the disturbing images travelled the world and their documentary character became symbolic. The resulting hypertrophy of meaning led to a codified image production, with explicit content of violence and trauma. The newly created media landscape has generated new viewing mentalities and a new visual literacy. The art produced since September 11, 2001 has been an indicator of a new social order, which gives images the brutal force of reality.

Irfan Hošić completed his PhD thesis at the Department of Art History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb in 2011. The scope of his research relates to modern and contemporary arts, design, fashion and architecture. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University in 2013 and 2014, a guest lecturer at Penny W. Stamps School for Art and Design University of Michigan in 2013, a researcher at Screening Arts and Cultures University of Michigan in 2015 and at Paderborn University in 2017. In 2019/2020, he was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the College for Creative Studies and Wayne State University in Detroit. He holds the Culture Watch Award for journalists (BIRN, 2012) and the Patterns Lectures Award (Erste Stiftung and WUS Austria, 2016). Hošić has published dozens of scientific and journalistic texts in international journals. He is the author of the book Iz/Van konteksta (“Out of Context, Connectum Sarajevo, 2013). He is also editor-in-chief of the nomadic fanzine Revizor. He was the curator of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. He is also the author of several exhibitions, such as What is Abstraction? (2007), Art and Terrorism (2009), Alem Korkut. Sculpture (2011), Clothing as a Symbol of Identity (2012), Spomenko Škrbić. Works (2013), among others. Hošić is also the editor of numerous theoretical and scientific publications, such as Attention! Clothing, Art, Identity (2014), Crisis, Arts, Action (2015) or Retrography of Design (2017). He is founder of the Revizor Foundation (2016) and founder and artistic director of the Contemporary Culture Centre KRAK (Bihać, 2019). He is an Associate Professor at the Textile Department of the University of Bihać, where he teaches Art History and Modern Art and Design. He works as an art critic and independent curator.

Promoted by CIAC and FCT, the conference Contemporary Art and the Media after 9/11 is organised by the Visual Arts Degree, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, University of Algarve.