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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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12 July, 2021

A neoliberal counter-revolution? Cultural Imaginaries, Political Subjectivities and New World Order (1979 – 2019)

The international conference “A neoliberal counter-revolution? Cultural Imaginaries, Political Subjectivities and New World Order (1979 – 2019)” will take place on 16 and 17 September 2021 at MACBA. Responding to the reflections developed in the framework of the research projects Decentralised Modernitie(s) and Fossil Aesthetics, this international conference asks about the role that cultural imaginaries have played in the shaping of neoliberal subjectivity during the period from 1979 to 2019.

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10 July, 2021

Partisan Cultures: Weapons of Mass Creation

Partisan Cultures: Weapons of Mass Creation1 – 2 October 2021Volkstheater Wien This seminar revisits various inspiring experiences—political, artistic, and pedagogical—of partisan struggles of the long twentieth century. Expanding the traditional scope of research on partisan movements to look beyond the antifascist and national liberation struggles of the Second War World, we propose an understanding of … Continue reading Partisan Cultures: Weapons of Mass Creation

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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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