Conference in Beirut: The Tricontinental Effect – 17 September 2018


The Tricontinental Effect: Guerrilla Tactics, Solidarity, and Artistic Activism in the Global Cold War

with Paula Barreiro López
Sursock Museum, Beirut
Monday 17 September 2018, 19.00 to 20.30

Head researcher of the MoDe(s) Platform Paula Barreiro López has been invited to give a conference at the Sursock Museum in Beirut, Lebanon.

Conference abstract
With the First Tricontinental Conference in Havana (1966), the configuration of a transnational movement of resistance to – and support of – the liberation struggles in the Global South (Latin America, Africa, and Asia) took place. This movement provided a structure that went beyond political and military tactics. By now, the bipolar opposition of the Cold War was increasingly being spurned in the West by left-wing intellectuals and artists (who sought to disalign themselves in relation to the US/USSR axis). This is why the Tricontinental solidarity movement and its defense of guerilla warfare extended beyond the peasant and urban field of battle to become a useful tactic in the sphere of art in Europe, United States, and Latin America.

Sursock Museum
Greek Orthodox Archbishopric Street
Ashrafieh 2071 5509
Beirut, Lebanon

Auditorium, Level -2
In English
Free admission

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Image: La Familia de Lavapiés setting up the exhibition “Apoyo a la lucha del pueblo Saharaui,” Madrid, 1976.