In recent years many creators have been interested in the historical processes that occurred in the second half of the twentieth century or in the consequences they continue to have today, sometimes due to the contradictions that were generated at that time or conflicts that remain unresolved. In these works, contemporaneity is addressed from … Continue reading Resonances/disonances of history and memory in global contemporaneity
“For us, Picasso was everything: he helped us financially, he was the “red one” (rojo), the communist and also the one who had painted Guernica”. The Spanish philosopher Francisco Fernández Buey, who studied at the University of Barcelona in the 1970s, defined in these terms the key role of Pablo Picasso and Guernica as … Continue reading Le camarade Pi©a$$o au carrefour des cultures des résistances
Download the poster Through the study of models and images of women, this conference (organized as part of the seminar Militant Visual Cultures) seeks to show how a history of the avant-garde groups was built. While these groups were almost exclusively composed of men, their purpose was to reclaim and promote universal, and undoubtedly legitimate, … Continue reading Une généalogie des révoltées du surréalisme à l’Internationale Situationniste, 1920-1978 – Militant Visual Cultures Seminar
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
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
The concept of work has undergone several changes over the course of history. These changes not only refer to a relationship with the different ruling economic models, they are also related to transformations in the way of thinking, feeling and being of the human being. In other words, we have also to consider work as … Continue reading Scenarios, representations and transformations of work in the global world
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.
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).
Several workers, artists, graphic designers and architects militated within operaism and workers’ autonomy. The activist, the worker and the monster focuses on the sixties and seventies, more particularly on activist iconography that some artists have developed in magazines such as “classe operaia”, “Potere Operaio” and “Lotta Continua”. How can we interpret these works? This intervention … Continue reading Le militant, l’ouvrier et le monstre. Iconographie d’un mouvement révolutionnaire (1964-1977)