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.

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.