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.
The exhibition “Earthkeeping, Earthshaking – art, feminisms and ecology” presents art works and ephemera by artists who questioned our individual and collective relationships with nature and the environment, and the dichotomies between nature and culture.
Release of “Exposiciones y comisariado. Relatos entrecruzados” by Olga Fernández López. The book intertwines the genealogies of curatorial and exhibition studies and proposes a unified history of their convergence.
The workshop “Partisan genealogies: counter-visualities since WWII” allowed to debate a broad imagery connected to the partisan struggle, the notion of the partisan itself, assessing the heterogeneity of its status, the multiple ways and manners of claiming rights and the places of partisanship.
Project I+D HAR2017-82755-PMinistry of Science, Innovation and Universities, Spain
Paula Barreiro López y Sonia Kerfa
Introduction to the conference Transnational solidarities and visual culture (Grenoble, 24-25 June 2019)
Southern Constellations: The Poetics of the Non-Aligned. Keynote in the conference Transnational solidarities and visual culture (Grenoble, 24-25 June 2019)
Montage, radical solidarity, and the Vietnam war. Keynote in the conference Transnational solidarities and visual culture (Grenoble, 24-25 June 2019).