The book “Revolver el tiempo. Conceptos críticos, mutaciones históricas y estéticas entre la Guerra Fría y la contrarrevolución neoliberal” (Bellaterra, 2023) will be presented on 26 October 2023 at 18.30 at Enclave Libros (C/ Relatores 16, Madrid). The editors Paula Barrerio López and María Ruido will be accompanied by Julia Ramírez Blanco and Kostis Kornetis.
“Cultura fósil. Arte, cultura y política entre la Revolución industrial y el calentamiento global” by Jaime Vindel (Akal, 2023) invites us to rethink culture during the development of fossil modernity. This book is responsible for delving into blind corners of our historical unconscious with the intention of contributing to imagine and embody a post-fossilist culture.
“Ojos vendados. Tortura y representación en la cultura visual contemporánea” by Juan Albarrán (Dado Ediciones, 2023) is a study on the representation of torture in contemporary art and visual culture and, specifically, on the tensions between the strategies for making this serious attack on human rights visible and the dynamics of concealment that have operated in democratic Spain.
“Revolver el tiempo” edited by Paula Barreiro López and Maria Ruido is the result of a collective research work developed within the framework of MoDe(s)2 project. The book proposes a critical cartography of the practices and discourses of the last six decades by analyzing the powerful role of art and film in shaping cultural, social and political imaginaries from the Cold War to the present.
On April 25, 2023, the panel discussion “On Solidarity – The Dilemma of State-Sponsored Exhibitions and Contemporary Questions” will take place. This panel will count with the participation of Amin Alsaden, Yazid Anani, Naeem Mohaiemen and Eszter Szakács, who will talk about their research and work on solidarity, and the moderation of Paula Barreiro López.
The international conference “From Biennale to biennials. The impossible desire” will take place at the University Ca’ Foscari Venezia (April 26 – 28, 2023). This conference aims to create a space for reflection and dialogue on the term ‘biennial,’ the biennial phenomenon, and the individual and collective histories of biennials that took place between the 1930s and the 1980s.
The seminar “Creative and collaborative practices in the making of the commons: politics, discourse and performativity” (Les Abattoirs, 7 April 2023) proposes a transnational study of the configuration and implementation of collective community organizations and aims to interrogate their spaces and their cultural and visual productions (visual and performing arts, graphic production, posters, photography, cinema and videos) as well as their contribution to the configuration of new practices and collective consciousness (gender, class, race) throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.
Noa Buffavand (Université París 1 Panthéon Sorbonne) will participate to the 2e congrès Rotondes des jeunes chercheurs et chercheuses en Histoire de l’art et archéologie (31 March 2023, INHA) with the workshop “Using GIS in art history: the example of the Decentralized Modernities Platform”. The workshop seek to propose an example of methodology, based on digital humanities, for the de-canonization of the notion of “center/peripheries” and for the conception of a horizontal history of art.
‘Unspoken Identities’ (15.02.2023 – 31.03.2023, Ana Mas Projects), curated by Abdiel. D. Segarra, responds to the interest in engaging in dialogues that can help to build a new perspective on the art from the Caribbean and its diasporas. It is possibly the first curatorial project dedicated to this matter presented by a gallery in Europe.