The seminar “Creative practices in the making of the commons: politics, discourse and performativity” (Université Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurè, 3 April 2023) proposes a transnational study of the configuration and implementation of collective community organizations and aims to interrogate their spaces and their cultural and visual productions (visual and performing arts, graphic production, posters, photography, cinema and videos) as well as their contribution to the configuration of new practices and collective consciousness (gender, class, race) throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.
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‘Unspoken Identities’ (15.02.2023 – 31.03.2023, Ana Mas Projects), curated by Abdiel. D. Segarra, responds to the interest in engaging in dialogues that can help to build a new perspective on the art from the Caribbean and its diasporas. It is possibly the first curatorial project dedicated to this matter presented by a gallery in Europe.
CFP – From Biennale to biennials. The impossible desire
Until February 14, 2023 is open the call for papers for the international conference “From Biennale to biennials. The impossible desire” at the University Ca’ Foscari Venezia (April 26 – 28, 2023). This conference aims to create a space for reflection and dialogue on the term ‘biennial,’ the biennial phenomenon, and the individual and collective histories of biennials that took place between the 1930s and the 1980s.
Release of the book – Compagnons de lutte by Paula Barreiro López
Based on unpublished archival documents, the book “Compagnons de lutte. Avant-garde et critique d’art en Espagne pendant le franquisme” by Paula Barreiro López reveals the artistic and intellectual circles of the left fighting against Francoism.
Living archive of revolt. Dissident Aesthetics of the Chilean October
From the 18th to the 24th of January 2023 will take place the congress “Vital archive of the revolt. Dissident Aesthetics of the Chilean October” (Aix-Marseille Université / Université Grenoble Alpes) that aims to study the different visual strategies developed and deployed during the massive Chilean social movement, called “estallido social”, which took place between October 2019 and March 2020.
Screening – The Revolution (is) probable
The audiovisual essay “The Revolution (is) probable” by Lee Douglas, Maria Ruido and Paula Barreiro Lopez will be presented at the Cinemateca Portuguesa on 29 September 2022 at 6:30 pm. This audiovisual essay is a reflection on the political force of images, on the legacy they leave us, and on the role of archives, film, the media and representation in general in our contemporary struggles.
The Ways of Archiving. Practices, Conditions and Discourses around the Study of Arts and Culture
The International PhD Workshop “The Ways of Archiving. Practices, Conditions and Discourses around the Study of Arts and Culture” will take place in Madrid (12-13 September) and Grenoble (15 – 16 September). The Workshop seeks to offer a critical and transversal approach to intrinsic and current issues related to the archival device and its associated practices.
Beyond the Exhibition: a Transnational and Polyphonic Approach to their Histories from the Cold War to our Time
The seminar “Beyond the Exhibition: a Transnational and Polyphonic Approach to their Histories from the Cold War to our Time” (9 September 2022, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) seeks to discuss the potentialities and limitations of exhibitions, understanding them both as a tool to destabilize the Eurocentric narrative and the hegemonic exhibition format, and as a space traversed by geopolitical issues and tensions
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.