Against the Canon: Artistic and Historical Narratives on the Two Sides of the Iron Curtain (1960-1990)

The seminar “Against the Canon: Artistic and Historical Narratives on the Two Sides of the Iron Curtain (1960-1990)” (9 July) aims to recover the notion of “canon” as a rationality or way of thinking. This seminar will present projects that revisit experiences rooted on both sides of the Iron Curtain, rehearsing other ways of thinking contemporaneity – its discourses, its practices, its relations, its institutions – but also the experience of working with the MoDe(s) project database, a tool for the exploration of these historiographical alternatives.

From Geopolitics to Geoaesthetics. The Challenges of the Spatial Turn, or Debates for a Transnational Art History

The objective of this workshop is to examine and compare the methodological and theoretical approaches that propose to think space and place through the lens of art history and aesthetics. And those, which propose to think art history and aesthetics through the lens of space and place.

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

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.