Screening – The Revolution (is) probable

The audiovisual essay “The Revolution (is) probable” by Lee Douglas, Maria Ruido and Paula Barreiro Lopez will be presented at the Cinemateca Portuguesa on 29 September 2022 at 6:30 pm. This audiovisual essay is a reflection on the political force of images, on the legacy they leave us, and on the role of archives, film, the media and representation in general in our contemporary struggles.

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

The International PhD Workshop  “The Ways of Archiving. Practices, Conditions and Discourses around the Study of Arts and Culture” will take place in Madrid (12-13 September) and Grenoble (15 – 16 September). The Workshop seeks to offer a critical and transversal approach to intrinsic and current issues related to the archival device and its associated practices.

Beyond the Exhibition: a Transnational and Polyphonic Approach to their Histories from the Cold War to our Time

The seminar “Beyond the Exhibition: a Transnational and Polyphonic Approach to their Histories from the Cold War to our Time” (9 September 2022, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) seeks to discuss the potentialities and limitations of exhibitions, understanding them both as a tool to destabilize the Eurocentric narrative and the hegemonic exhibition format, and as a space traversed by geopolitical issues and tensions

Release – Partisan Genealogies: Radical Visual (and Policial) Practices

The special issue “Partisan Genealogies: Radical Visual (and Policial) Practices” (Artl@s bulletin) is the the result of a collective research work developed within the research project “Ré.Part. – Résistance(s) Partisane(s) : Culture visuelle, imaginaires collectifs et mémoire révolutionnaire”. The essays draw a visual, ideological and cultural map that helps to develop a new conceptualization of the partisan and of partisanship.

Lecture – O poder simbólico de I Giardini di Castello: arqueologia e contemporaneidade dos pavilhões nacionais na Bienal de Veneza

On June 21, 2022 Anita Orzes will present the lecture “O poder simbólico de I Giardini di Castello: arqueologia e contemporaneidade dos pavilhões nacionais na Bienal de Veneza” at the Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas of the Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP).

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: 10 June 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.