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.

Counter – Archive

The Internationa Symposium “Counter – Archive” will take place on 29 and 30 April 2021 at ICI Berlin. Some questions analyzed during the symposium will be how can counter-archives connect the testimonies and legacies of past struggles with the victims of today’s oppression and what kind of power struggles are produced by counter-archives, and how do they manage to draw attention to what has been lost, overlooked, reduced, suppressed, or omitted from national archives and established historiography.

From private to public. Issues and strategies in the presentation of private collections of modern and contemporary art in public institutions

Organized within the framework of the exhibition “Giorgio Morandi. Luigi Magnani’s collection” at the Musée de Grenoble (December 12, 2020 – April 18, 2021), this one-day conference aims to bring together recent reflections about strategies for the presentation of private collections of contemporary art (20th-21th centuries) in French and international museums and private institutions.

Contra vientos y mareas: Venezia & Veniceland

Taking as a starting point the exemplary case of Venice, this seminar aims to analyze the genesis and development of the touristification and commercialization of the city, as well as the role of artists, curatorial projects and its residents in the regeneration of the social and urban context and in claiming the right to the city.

Le Musée de la Solidarité Salvador Allende, de l’Unité Populaire au retour d’exil (1971-1991)

On October 8, 2020 Élodie Lebeau (Université de Toulouse 2 Jean-Jaurès / Instituto de Historia de La Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) will participate in the seminar “Cultures Visuelles Militantes” of the University Grenoble Alpes with the lecture “Le Musée de la Solidarité Salvador Allende, de l’Unité Populaire au retour d’exil (1971-1991)”.

Resonances/disonances of history and memory in global contemporaneity

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 a … Continue reading Resonances/disonances of history and memory in global contemporaneity