International conference Visual Semantics-Visualizing Global Networks, Circulations, and Patterns

On June 13th and 14th at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, this international conference will discuss the potential of digital technology in renewing our understanding of artistic circulations and in the deployment of alternative narratives.

Transnational solidarity and visual culture: resistance and revolutionary memories from WWII to the Cold War

This international symposium aims to open up an innovative field of research on transnational solidarity movements crisscrossing cultural history and visual culture. This approach seeks to explore the role of visual culture as a transnational vehicle for collective dissent and consciousness, and its agency in shaping social movements through international networks of resistance. We propose … Continue reading Transnational solidarity and visual culture: resistance and revolutionary memories from WWII to the Cold War

Visual Semantics – Visualizing Global Networks, Circulations, and Patterns

Chairs : Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel, Paula Barreiro López, Catherine Dossin. In his groundbreaking project, the Atlas Mnemosyne, Aby Warburg suggested that some shapes travel, passing times and cultures. On their way, accompanied by processes of mixture, borrowings, transfers and resemanticizations that contribute to their impact, they become acting symbols. Building on this idea, Herbert Read proposed … Continue reading Visual Semantics – Visualizing Global Networks, Circulations, and Patterns

CFP – Transnational solidarity and visual culture: resistance and revolutionary memories from WWII to the Cold War. Grenoble, 24-25 June 2019

This international symposium will seek to explore the role of visual culture as a transnational vehicle for collective dissent and consciousness, and its agency in shaping social movements through international networks of resistance. Check the CFP, deadline 20 January, 2019!

Solidarités transnationales et culture visuelle : résistances et mémoires révolutionnaires de la Seconde guerre mondiale à la Guerre froide

Colloque international Solidarités transnationales et culture visuelle : résistances et mémoires révolutionnaires de la Seconde guerre mondiale à la Guerre froide 24 et 25 juin 2019 Université de Grenoble (Maison des Sciences de l’Homme) Ce colloque porte sur les mouvements de solidarité depuis la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, à la croisée de l’histoire culturelle et de … Continue reading Solidarités transnationales et culture visuelle : résistances et mémoires révolutionnaires de la Seconde guerre mondiale à la Guerre froide

Through, from, to Latin America: Networks, circulations and artistic transits from the 1960s to the present

This 2-days conference in Lisbon (27-28 November 2017) aims at opening a critical space of debate to discuss the role of different forms of dislocation – such as artistic migrations, exiles, networking, circulations of ideas and theoretical articulations, artworks and exhibitions – in the shaping of contemporary art in and beyond Latin America.[:]

Symposium “Mexican/US art and artists crossing borders” at the Smithsonian

Fabiola Martínez Rodríguez will participate in the symposium “A line that birds cannot see”: Mexican/US Art and Artists Crossing Borders in the 20th Century, organized at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on November 3rd, 2017 with the lecture “Between Figuration and Abstraction: The Cultural Cold War and Tamayo’s Art in the 1950s.”[:]