Doctoral workshop – Questioning the great divide(s) during the Cold War: a tool box for a transnational history of art

Taking place in Barcelona on March 6th and 7th, this workshop proposes to share and discuss methodological and theoretical resources related to the study of cultural and intellectual practices carried out during the Cold War. It is conceived as a join working session including presentations, discussions and shared readings.

Between diplomacy and dissidence: politics of exhibition and curatorial positioning during the Cold War

This seminar (13 December 2017 in Barcelona) aims to generate a debate around the importance of exhibition policies and curatorial practices, in order to understand the cultural dynamics of a period in which the geopolitical scene needed all the means available to transmit new stories.

Doctoral seminar Expanded histories: Ways of narrating in the cultural Cold War

This doctoral seminal proposes to reflect on the practices of narration developped through the arts during the Cold War period (1947-1991) or in relation to it. On Wednesday April 19th at the Facultad de Geografía e Historia de la Universitat de Barcelona.

Call for Papers! Expanded histories: Ways of narrating in the cultural Cold War

This doctoral seminal proposes to reflect on the practices of narration developped through the arts during the Cold War period (1947-1991) or in relation to it. We are expecting proposals from PhD candidates to participate on April 19th, 2017 at the Faculty of Geography and History of the University of Barcelona.

Conference by Julia Ramírez Blanco in Barcelona on January 18th

Researcher Julia Ramírez Blanco will give the conference “Utopias of Revolt: Reading activist aesthetics through the lens of the social dream”, Wednesday 18 January, 1 p.m at the Facultad de Geografía e Historia de la Universitat de Barcelona.

Seminar Canon(s) in dispute: The narratives of modernity and their conflicts

On November 23rd, 2016 from 9.45 till 18, Universitat de Barcelona. This seminar seeks to deepen the specific processes through which the modern canon is created, delving also into conflictive models that attempted to challenge its legitimacy. Through the contrasted study of cases, we will seek to create a common framework of reflection on the processes of construction and deconstruction of the canon.

Report and balance of the Cold Atlantic doctoral seminar in Barcelona

(Español) El seminario predoctoral Atlántico Frío ha tenido lugar los 8 y 9 Septiembre en la Universidad de Barcelona y en el MACBA. Fueron dos jornadas de presentaciones e intercambios muy fructíferos, muchas gracias a las y los participantes por compartir sus trabajos en curso y alimentar un debate que dos días nos lograron agotar!

Closing of the Cold Atlantic international conference

Thank you very much to all the participants to the Cold Atlantic international conference and doctoral seminar! Five days of lectures, discussions and visits in Madrid and Barcelona. The videos of the conference will be soon available.

Coming soon! Cold Atlantic Doctoral Seminar

Save the dates! The Doctoral Seminar Cold Atlantic. Cultural War, Dissident Artistic Practices, Networks and Contact Zones at the Time of the Iron Curtain will be held in Barcelona, on September 8th and 9th.
Full programmes of the Seminar and the Conference (Madrid, 5-7th September) will be available soon.

Global Art Challenges: Towards an “Ecology of Knowledges”

Inscriptions to Global Art Challenges: Towards an “Ecology of Knowledges” are open! Held in Barcelona on April 28-29, 2016, the international conference seeks to discuss, from a methodological, epistemological and practical perspective, the possibilities of developing an “ecology of knowledges” in art history, regarding also artistic and institutional practices.

CFP Doctoral Seminar Cold Atlantic

The University of Barcelona, Saint Louis University (Madrid) and the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid invite doctoral students in art history or related disciplines to participate in a doctoral seminar/workshop Cold Atlantic. Cultural War, Dissident Artistic Practices, Networks and Contact Zones at the Time of the Iron Curtain.

Artistic practices and models of political resistance

On the basis of various case studies, this symposium wants to study the ways modernism and modernity (considered representatives of a colonial structure of thinking) served as subversive tools and models of resistance by giving voice to subaltern agents within the context of Cold War politics. Adopting a postcolonial approach, it will seek to undermine…