The book Revolver el tiempo. Conceptos críticos, mutaciones históricas y estéticas entre la Guerra Fría y la contrarrevolución neoliberal (Bellaterra, 2023) will be presented on 14 December 2023 at 19.30 at La Caníbal (C/ Napoles 314, Barcelona). The editors Paula Barrerio López and María Ruido will be accompanied by Ignasi Gonzalo Salellas, Antonio Gómez Villar and María Íñigo Clavo.
Paula Barreiro López, director of the international platform Decentralized Modernities, received the Pierre Daix prize from the Fondation Pinault for her book Compagnons de lutte. Avant-garde and art criticism in Spain during Francoism (Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, 2023).
Throughout this month of November, two exhibitions will be held in memory of artist and researcher Laura Ramírez Palacio (1988-2022), a member of the MoDe(s) team. “Vínculos y disociaciones” will take place at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and “Porque no hemos visto. Laura Ramirez Palacio” at the Espacio PlusArtis.
The book “Revolver el tiempo. Conceptos críticos, mutaciones históricas y estéticas entre la Guerra Fría y la contrarrevolución neoliberal” (Bellaterra, 2023) will be presented on 26 October 2023 at 18.30 at Enclave Libros (C/ Relatores 16, Madrid). The editors Paula Barrerio López and María Ruido will be accompanied by Julia Ramírez Blanco and Kostis Kornetis.
“Cultura fósil. Arte, cultura y política entre la Revolución industrial y el calentamiento global” by Jaime Vindel (Akal, 2023) invites us to rethink culture during the development of fossil modernity. This book is responsible for delving into blind corners of our historical unconscious with the intention of contributing to imagine and embody a post-fossilist culture.
“Ojos vendados. Tortura y representación en la cultura visual contemporánea” by Juan Albarrán (Dado Ediciones, 2023) is a study on the representation of torture in contemporary art and visual culture and, specifically, on the tensions between the strategies for making this serious attack on human rights visible and the dynamics of concealment that have operated in democratic Spain.
“Revolver el tiempo” edited by Paula Barreiro López and Maria Ruido is the result of a collective research work developed within the framework of MoDe(s)2 project. The book proposes a critical cartography of the practices and discourses of the last six decades by analyzing the powerful role of art and film in shaping cultural, social and political imaginaries from the Cold War to the present.
On April 25, 2023, the panel discussion “On Solidarity – The Dilemma of State-Sponsored Exhibitions and Contemporary Questions” will take place. This panel will count with the participation of Amin Alsaden, Yazid Anani, Naeem Mohaiemen and Eszter Szakács, who will talk about their research and work on solidarity, and the moderation of Paula Barreiro López.
The international conference “From Biennale to biennials. The impossible desire” will take place 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.