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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2 July, 2022

Cartographic Narratives: Trajectories of Cultural Agents and Artifacts in the Atlantic Space

The doctoral seminar “Cartographic Narratives: Trajectories of Cultural Agents and Artifacts in the Atlantic Space” (Université Grenoble Alpes, 8 July 2022) seeks to discuss the contributions that the geospatial approach brings to the history of art. Based on current research and the work with MoDe(s) Database, we will reflect on how to interrogate and analyze the points of contact, transaction or disjunction of the (spatial) history of art.

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10 June, 2022

Release – Partisan Genealogies: Radical Visual (and Policial) Practices

The special issue “Partisan Genealogies: Radical Visual (and Policial) Practices” (Artl@s bulletin) is the the result of a collective research work developed within the research project “Ré.Part. – Résistance(s) Partisane(s) : Culture visuelle, imaginaires collectifs et mémoire révolutionnaire”. The essays draw a visual, ideological and cultural map that helps to develop a new conceptualization of the partisan and of partisanship.

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


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Ana Longoni

Giro Gráfico, como en el muro la hiedra: apuntes sobre un proyecto de investigación y curaduría colectiva
(Grenoble, 26 April 2022)

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)

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