The book “Vanguardia y crítica de arte en la España de Franco” (La balsa de la Medusa, 2021) by Paula Barreiro López studies art criticism and avant-garde art in the years 1940-1975-76.
The video recordings of the symposium “Pierre Gaudibert : militant, critique, sociologue de l’art, expérimentateur de musée” (INHA, 24 – 26 February 2021) are now available. This international symposium proposed to revisit this key figure of the post-war French art scene and the intellectual and political contexts of which his career is revealing.
On February 24 to 26, the online symposium Pierre Gaudibert: militant, critique, sociologue de l’art, expérimentateur de musée will take place. Taking into account Pierre Gaudibert’s theoretical and institutional heritage, his commitments but also his disenchantments, impasses and limits, the symposium aims to consider the possible avenues that his work has opened to the link between art and democracy, to a practice that opens up institutions, to a plurality of cultures and artistic practices.
“Terrorism and the Arts. Practices and Critiques in Contemporary Cultural Production”, edited by Jonathan Harris, assesses the key definitions, forms, contexts and impacts of terrorist activity on the arts in the modern era, using historical and contemporary perspectives.
“Estética fósil” by Jaime Vindel explains how the recourse to fossil fuels as the primary energy source of the Industrial Revolution and the irruption of thermodynamic physics in the mid-19th century were accompanied by a series of cultural imaginaries that instituted a productivist worldview of the relationship between humanity and nature.
The book Vicente Aguilera Cerni by Lydia Frasquet Bellver claims the important work of Aguilera Cerni, one of the most internationally renowned Spanish art critics and historians of the 20th century.
The e-publication “Conceptualism: Intersectional Readings, International Framings, Black Artists & Modernism in Europe Since 1968” (Van Abbemuseum, 2019) is now available. Here you can read the essay “Repositioning Spanish Conceptualisms: New Institutionalism, Coloniality and the Contemporary” by Juan Albarrán.
The workshop was conceived as a space in which to promote and plan the work of researchers in the framework of the project MoDe(s) 2. One of the main objectives of the project is to draw up a glossary of concepts that allow us to understand the cultural tensions that are going through the Cold War and that continue to reverberate in contemporary times.
The book Disputas sobre lo contemporáneo. Arte español entre el antifranquismo y la postmodernidad by Juan Albarrán has just been released! It will be presented by the author at the Central in Museo Reina Sofía on 21 March, 2019.