The call for papers for the 1st Conference on Art, Research and Multidisciplinary Creation, entitled “Archipelago Puerto Rico: [im]possible Abstractions” is already open! The seminar is an invitation to critically explore the contexts that have driven or affected the creation and reception of abstraction, in order to open a space for collective reflection and conversation, from new historiographical approaches and new theoretical frameworks.
This seminar proposes to analyze the current reconfigurations of resistance in the arts and writings, and thus to study in what way the emergence of new epistemologies have been able to profoundly modify them by bringing certain practices into the field of knowledge.
The Internationa Symposium “Counter – Archive” will take place on 29 and 30 April 2021 at ICI Berlin. Some questions analyzed during the symposium will be how can counter-archives connect the testimonies and legacies of past struggles with the victims of today’s oppression and what kind of power struggles are produced by counter-archives, and how do they manage to draw attention to what has been lost, overlooked, reduced, suppressed, or omitted from national archives and established historiography.
CFP: 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.
From private to public. Issues and strategies in the presentation of private collections of modern and contemporary art in public institutions
Organized within the framework of the exhibition “Giorgio Morandi. Luigi Magnani’s collection” at the Musée de Grenoble (December 12, 2020 – April 18, 2021), this one-day conference aims to bring together recent reflections about strategies for the presentation of private collections of contemporary art (20th-21th centuries) in French and international museums and private institutions.
On February 24 to 26, the online symposium Pierre Gaudibert: militant, critique, sociologue de l’art, expérimentateur de musée will take place. Taking into account Pierre Gaudibert’s theoretical and institutional heritage, his commitments but also his disenchantments, impasses and limits, the symposium aims to consider the possible avenues that his work has opened to the link between art and democracy, to a practice that opens up institutions, to a plurality of cultures and artistic practices.
“Terrorism and the Arts. Practices and Critiques in Contemporary Cultural Production”, edited by Jonathan Harris, assesses the key definitions, forms, contexts and impacts of terrorist activity on the arts in the modern era, using historical and contemporary perspectives.
“Estética fósil” by Jaime Vindel explains how the recourse to fossil fuels as the primary energy source of the Industrial Revolution and the irruption of thermodynamic physics in the mid-19th century were accompanied by a series of cultural imaginaries that instituted a productivist worldview of the relationship between humanity and nature.
This research workshop is proposed as a space of working and dialogue between the members of the MoDe(s)2 project. Throughout the workshop, we will discuss concepts that will allow us to understand the cultural tensions that are present in the Cold War and that continue to reverberate in the contemporary world.