The Ways of Archiving. Practices, Conditions and Discourses around the Study of Arts and Culture

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The Ways of Archiving. Practices, Conditions and Discourses around the Study of Arts and Culture
12 – 13 and 15 – 16 September 2022
Centro Cultural La Corrala (Madrid) / Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (Grenoble)

The International PhD Workshop opens a space for PhD training around the problem of archives, sources and fieldwork in the discipline of History, with a special focus on the study of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture. To this end, the Workshop is divided into several theoretical and practical sessions, as well as a series of visits to archives and documentation centers in Spain and France. The aim of this formative space is to offer a critical and transversal approach to intrinsic and current issues related to the archival device and its associated practices. Ultimately, the originality of this Research Workshop lies in its dialogical vocation as it will bring together PhD students with national and international experts, generating a space for exchange that will enrich their ongoing research. 

Poster Program

Centro Cultural La Corrala – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

09.00 – 09.30 Welcome to the first part of the international workshop

09:30 – 12:00 Discussion session – Potential Histories

  • Chair: Inés Molina (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Guest lecture: Shaheen Merali (Artist, researcher and independent curator)
  • Papers

Sean Cham (Birkbeck, University of London / The National Gallery), Addressing the Ghosts in London’s National Gallery, 1824-1874

Brenda Bikoko (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), The Recognition Machine Multiple Stories from the Archive and the Public

Irem Gulersonmez (University of London), Historical Imagery of Violence: Armenians from the Ottoman Empire to France 1909-1928

Lisa Deml (Birmingham City University), Ethics of Representation and Appropriation in Digital Archives since the 2011 Arab Uprisings

12:00 – 12:30 Break

12:30 – 14:00 Archive’s visit – Museo Nacional de Antropología

14:00 – 16:00 Lunch Break

16:00 – 17:30 Reading workshop  

Centro Cultural La Corrala – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

09.30 – 12:00 Discussion session – The Publics of the Archive

  • Chair: José Antonio Roch Ortega (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Guest lecture: Fernanda Carvajal (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
  • Papers

Giorgia Ravaioli (University of Bologna), An archive at the nexus of photographic culture and city culture in transformation: a unique case in the history of Italian photographic practice

Irene Barreno García (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Desarchivar el género: hacia una relectura de las artistas del Franquismo

Francesca Renda (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), El Archivo de Arte Útil: una forma de preservar la memoria del pasado y del presente

Pedro Merchán Mateos (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), (Des)archivar la identidad. Archivos disidentes en el espacio expositivo

12:00 – 12:30 Break

12:30 – 14:00 Reading workshop

14:00 – 16:00 Lunch Break

16:00 – 18.00 Archive’s visit – Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Maison des Sciences de l’Homme – Université Grenoble Alpes

09.30 – 10.00 Coffee and Welcome to the second part of the international workshop

10.00 – 12:30 Discussion session – Fieldworks

  • Chair:  Paula Barreiro López (Université Grenoble Alpes)
  • Guest lecture: Vinicius Spricigo (Universidade Federal de São Paulo)
  • Papers

Marina Mazze Cerchiaro (Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Universidade de São Paulo), Un legs méconnu : la sculptrice Pola Rezende et sa donation au Musée d’Art Contemporain de l’Université de São Paulo

Marie Blanc (Université Grenoble Alpes), Archives visuelles du tourisme : travailler à partir d’un fonds par nature dispersé

Amy Hughes (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Refracted Trauma: Dissent, Memory and Affective Politics in Stanislav Libenský’s and Jaroslava

Kateryna Filyuk (University of Palermo), Looking into Iryna Pap’s photographic archive through the Decommunization lens

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break

14.00 – 15.00 Reading workshop

15.00 – 15:30 Break

15.30 – 18.00 Archive and museum’s visit – Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation de l’Isère

09.30 – 10.00 Welcome Coffee

10.00 – 12.30  Discussion session – Archive and materiality

  • Chair: Anita Orzes (Université Grenoble Alpes)
  • Guest lecture: Beatriz Tadeo Fuica (Université Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle)
  • Papers

Viktoria Lea Heinrich (Universität Kassel), Untold design history: The archive of Hans (Nick) Roericht

Blanca Molina Olmos (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), The Dance Archives in Quim Bigas’s Work: Between Loss and Recovery

Mónica Salcedo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Inaccessible for Immeasurable: Issues in the Videoclip Research within the Social Media Era

Eduardo Vergara (Columbia University), The Hypothesis of the Stolen Film: Materiality and Digital Technologies in the Restoration of “Palomita blanca” (1973, 1991, 2016), “Nadie dijo nada” (1972, 2017?), and “El Realismo Socialista como una de las Bellas Artes” (1973, 2021), by Raúl Ruiz.

12.30 – 14.30 Lunch break

14.30 – 16.00 Archive’s visit Centre de Documentation de la Cinémathèque de Grenoble

16.00 – 16.30 Break

16.30 – 17.30 Reading workshop

The official languages of the seminar will be Spanish and English in Madrid and French in Grenoble.

Maison des Sciences de l’Homme : 1221 Av. Centrale, 38400 Saint-Martin-d’Hères, France.
Tram: Bibliothèques Universitaires

Centro Cultural La Corrala: Calle de Carlos Arniches, 3, 5, 28005 Madrid, Spain.
Metro: La Latina or Tirso de Molina

Organizing Committee: Paula Barreiro López (UGA), Alejandra Crescentino (UAM), Inés Molina (UAM), Anita Orzes (UGA/UB), Mónica Salcedo (UAM) y Lola Visglerio Gómez (UAM). 

This International Workshop is organized by the Université Grenoble Alpes and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in the frameworks of the International Research Platform MoDe(s) – Modernidad(es) Descentralizada(s) and the project PÚBLICOS – Los públicos del arte y la cultura visual contemporáneas en España. Nuevas formas de experiencia artística colectiva desde los años sesenta (PID2019-105800GB-I00).

With the support of the Laboratoire de Recherche Historique Rhône-Alpes (LARHRA), the Grenoble INP of the Université Grenoble Alpes, the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras and the Vicerrectorado de investigación y bibliotecas of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

With the collaboration of the Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation de l’Isère, the Cinémathèque de Grenoble, the Museo Nacional de Antropología and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

Image: Joana Hadjithomas et Khalil Joreige, Postcards of war, 1997-2006, part 2 of Wonder Beirut project, ink on paper, 10×15 cm.