Release of the book Atlántico Frío (Brumaria Editions)

The volume edited by Paula Barreiro López is the result of a collective research work developed over the last three years within the framework of MoDe(s) project. It brings together fifteen texts based on case studies and documentary sources so far unpublished that address forms of mediation, dissent and resistance to the Cold War’s ideological and aesthetic schism.

Spectres of others ’68: Aesthetic Genealogies and Global Activism. January 9-10th, 2019 in Barcelona

Decentralizing the accounts of 1968, both chronologically and geographically, this seminar proposes to explore the role of ‘the other’ in the configuration of the movements of revolt of the 1960s, tracing the political genealogies and utopian horizons that were conceived and are still visible (and claimed) in contemporary times. While Kristin Ross denounced the depoliticization of … Continue reading Spectres of others ’68: Aesthetic Genealogies and Global Activism. January 9-10th, 2019 in Barcelona

Publication of REG|AC issue on Cold War networks and circulations: Cross-cultural Dialogues and Practices throughout the Global South (1957-1991)

The latest issue of REG|AC, Revista de Estudios Globales & Arte Contemporáneo, edited by Paula Barreiro López and Juliane Debeusscher, is available. It maps some of the cultural networks of the Cold War (1957-1991) developed through, or in contact with, the transantlantic south and the Pacific.

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!

Seminar Scenarios, representations and transformations of labour in the global world – November 28th in Barcelona

This seminar questions the variable geographies of the new composition of labour, opening up debates and questions that tackle the transformations in the composition of the force of labour, in the dynamics of capitalist valorisation, in the lines of conflict and in the processes of constitution of subjectivities.

Report on the seminar Contemporaneity and transition: perspectives from the South of Europe

The seminar organised last 17 October in Madrid served as a set of pertinent updates on visual forms and aesthetic proposals at the cutting edge of the political processes of regime changes in the different national scenarios of the southern European environment. Report by Álvaro Giménez Ibáñez (UAM).

Conference “1968 – Alternative Genealogies and Resonances.” Vienna, 19-20 October

The conference organized by the Department of Art History of the University of Vienna proposes to reflect on the experience of 1968 and its resonances in different cultural and geopolitical contexts. With the participation of Ekaterina Degot, Sven Lütticken, Paula Barreiro López, Gal Kirn, Caroline Lillian Schopp and Daniel Grúň.

MoDe(s): second round 2018-2020!

The research project MoDe(s)-Decentralized Modernities: Art, Politics and Counterculture in the Transatlantic Axis during the Cold War is continuing with its second phase: MoDe(s)2 (2018-2020). MoDe(s)2 incorporates new themes and focuses of attention, new team members, and has already an exciting program of upcoming activities. Have a look at them!