The 1st Conference on Art, Research and Multidisciplinary Creation entitled “Archipelago Puerto Rico: [im]possible Abstractions” (11 and 12 June) aims 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 on new historiographical approaches and new theoretical frameworks.
Multimedia updates – Pierre Gaudibert : militant, critique, sociologue de l’art, expérimentateur de musée
The video recordings of the symposium “Pierre Gaudibert : militant, critique, sociologue de l’art, expérimentateur de musée” (INHA, 24 – 26 February 2021) are now available. This international symposium proposed to revisit this key figure of the post-war French art scene and the intellectual and political contexts of which his career is revealing.
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.
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.