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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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1 December, 2021

Triptych women and histories of struggle in Latin America / From Zapatista Mexico to rebellious Chile: an interpreted history

On December 7 and 8, 2021, “Triptych women and stories of struggle in Latin America / From Zapatista Mexico to rebellious Chile: an interpreted history” will take place at the Maison de la Création et de l’Innovation (Université Grenoble Alpes). This research-creation activity, articulated in a performance and a graphic workshop, will delve into the traces and archives of feminist collectives in Latin America.

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

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Katrhyn Brown 

Le pouvoir du collectionneur dans le domaine culturel : enjeux et tendances
(Grenoble, 13 April 2021)

Béatrice Joyeux Prunel

La discordance des temps mise en oeuvres. Au-delà de l’opposition stérile entre géohistoire culturelle et histoire de l’art focalisée sur les oeuvres
(Geneva, 9 November 2020)

Élodie Lebeau

Le Musée de la Solidarité Salvador Allende, de l’Unité Populaire au retour d’exil (1971-1991
(Grenoble, 8 October 2020)

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