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Art, politics and counterculture in the transatlantic axis from the Cold War to contemporaneity

Decentralized Modernities is an international research platform that brings together researchers from different centres in Europe, South and North America. In its current configuration, it develops two main lines of work. The first focuses on a comparative analysis of centres of the Atlantic axis, emphasising the forms of mediation, negotiation and resistance to the ideological, aesthetic and cultural schism of the Cold War. The second studies the impact that (social, cultural and political) forms from this historical period still have today, both on the configuration of the realities of our present time and on current artistic practices.

The idea is to highlight the links between the artistic/cultural world and social and labour, as well as national liberation and counter-cultural movements that conveyed dissident responses to the Cold War’s geopolitical order, contributing to decentralize the normative, western and colonial modernity.

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4 October, 2020

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.

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Project I+D HAR2017-82755-PMinistry of Science, Innovation and Universities, Spain

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Paula Barreiro López y Sonia Kerfa

Introduction to the conference Transnational solidarities and visual culture (Grenoble, 24-25 June 2019)

Bojana Piškur

Southern Constellations: The Poetics of the Non-Aligned. Keynote in the conference Transnational solidarities and visual culture (Grenoble, 24-25 June 2019)

Cristina Cuevas-Wolf

Montage, radical solidarity, and the Vietnam war. Keynote in the conference Transnational solidarities and visual culture (Grenoble, 24-25 June 2019).

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