The seminar “Creative and collaborative practices in the making of the commons: politics, discourse and performativity” (Université Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurè, 3 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.
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
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).
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.
Partisan Cultures: Weapons of Mass Creation
Partisan Cultures: Weapons of Mass Creation1 – 2 October 2021Volkstheater Wien This seminar revisits various inspiring experiences—political, artistic, and pedagogical—of partisan struggles of the long twentieth century. Expanding the traditional scope of research on partisan movements to look beyond the antifascist and national liberation struggles of the Second War World, we propose an understanding of … Continue reading Partisan Cultures: Weapons of Mass Creation
Looking at us head-on: Spain, Portugal and their images
“Looking at us head-on: Spain, Portugal and their images” will take place on June 23 and 25. This seminar is proposed as a dialogue between scholars of politics, anthropology, art, film and visual culture from Spain and Portugal, two states that have had a tense historical relationship, almost parallel dictatorial periods, and have had their backs to each other for far too long.
Archipelago Puerto Rico: [im]possible Abstractions
The 1st Conference on Art, Research and Multidisciplinary Creation entitled “Archipelago Puerto Rico: [im]possible Abstractions” (11 and 12 June) aims to critically explore the contexts that have driven or affected the creation and reception of abstraction, in order to open a space for collective reflection and conversation on new historiographical approaches and new theoretical frameworks.
Arts and Rebel Writing. Dissident Images and Linguistic Resistance
This seminar proposes to analyze the current reconfigurations of resistance in the arts and writings, and thus to study in what way the emergence of new epistemologies have been able to profoundly modify them by bringing certain practices into the field of knowledge.