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

Call for papers “The Ways of Archiving. Practices, Conditions and Discourses around the Study of Arts and Culture” (Deadline for submission: 31 may 2022). The objective of this International Workshop is to further explore the current debates around the issue of archiving, specifically those that emerge from the interaction between consolidated forms of historical knowledge and their critical counterpoints.

Rebellious arts and writings: dissident images and language resistance

Soon: “Arts et écrits rebelles : images dissidentes et résistance de la langue” (Rebellious art and writing: dissident images and linguistic resistance, May 11- 15, 2022) at the Centre Culturel International de Cerisy (Cerisy-la-Salle, France). This conference will seek to examine the rebellious and ingenious thinking of dissidence in the arts and in writing. Among the speakers will be Juan Albarrán, Paula Barreiro López and Maria Ruido from MoDe(s).

CFP – Against Citizenship: Visual belongings and transnational affects

CFP – “Against Citizenship: Visual belongings and transnational affects” (Deadline: June 1st, 2022). This special issue of “Cultural Dynamics” seeks to gather contributions that deal with affective and transnational networks that position themselves against or facing the “fantasy” of an egalitarian citizenship, understanding that it is not intrinsically segregating, but aleatory and artificial, in the same way that the creation and existence of states.

Collectivization and artistic activism in the South

The seminar”Collectivizations and artistic activism in the South” (April 26, 2022, Grenoble and via zoom) will examine the responses that, through the creative gesture, aim to “repair what has been broken”. Among the speakers will be Ana Longoni, Julia Ramírez Blanco, Andrew Martin and Raquel Schefer. The seminar will conclude with the presentation and projection of the film-essay “La revolución (es) probable” [The revolution (is) possible] (2021).

Triptych women and histories of struggle in Latin America / From Zapatista Mexico to rebellious Chile: an interpreted history

On December 7 and 8, 2021, “Triptych women and stories of struggle in Latin America / From Zapatista Mexico to rebellious Chile: an interpreted history” will take place at the Maison de la Création et de l’Innovation (Université Grenoble Alpes). This research-creation activity, articulated in a performance and a graphic workshop, will delve into the traces and archives of feminist collectives in Latin America.

Visual spaces as constellation: images and imaginaries of violence in Latin America

The seminar “Visual spaces as constellation: images and imaginaries of violence in Latin America” (26 November) proposes to trace and discuss a critical cartography of the artistic practices and visual artifacts that have dealt with and visualized political violence in Latin America since the second half of the 20th century.

Crossed stories: collecting(s) and cultural institutionalism at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Cuba

The seminar “Crossed stories: collectionism(s) and cultural institutionality at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Cuba” (November 5, 2021) aims to bring together a set of reflections on the past and recent history of the institution and its collections as well as to provide a historical-critical overview of the Cuban visual arts and the Iberian Peninsula.

Challenging the centers: counter-historiographies of abstraction in Puerto Rico.

“Challenging the centers: counter-historiographies of abstraction in Puerto Rico” will take place on 22 October 2021. Based on the curatorial project of the exhibition […]ENTREFORMAS and critical essays (Carla Acevedo, Dialitza Colón Pérez and Nelson Rivera), this workshop proposes to discuss aspects concerning the Puerto Rican historiographic narrative with the intention of critically exploring its discursive margins and limitations.