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.
“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.
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.
Multimedia updates – Pierre Gaudibert : militant, critique, sociologue de l’art, expérimentateur de musée
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.
Project I+D HAR2017-82755-PMinistry of Science, Innovation and Universities, Spain
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)
Le Musée de la Solidarité Salvador Allende, de l’Unité Populaire au retour d’exil (1971-1991
(Grenoble, 8 October 2020)