Report from the conference Transnational solidarities and visual culture (Grenoble, June 2019)

The international conference was intended to further the cartographic reconstruction of regional and internationalist ties that were forged by the nonaligned culture of the period running from the end of the second world conflict to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Critical imaginaries and expanded semantic fields from the Cold War to contemporaneity #2

This research workshop continues the workshop organized in July 2018, conceived as a space for work and dialogue among the members of the MoDe(s)2 project. MoDe(s)2 seeks to deepen four axes of transversal analysis. They delve into the role that culture and art have had in the multiple conflicts and frictions for the configuration of … Continue reading Critical imaginaries and expanded semantic fields from the Cold War to contemporaneity #2

Release of the book Atlántico Frío (Brumaria Editions)

The volume edited by Paula Barreiro López is the result of a collective research work developed over the last three years within the framework of MoDe(s) project. It brings together fifteen texts based on case studies and documentary sources so far unpublished that address forms of mediation, dissent and resistance to the Cold War’s ideological and aesthetic schism.

Le militant, l’ouvrier et le monstre. Iconographie d’un mouvement révolutionnaire (1964-1977)

Several workers, artists, graphic designers and architects militated within operaism and workers’ autonomy. The activist, the worker and the monster focuses on the sixties and seventies, more particularly on activist iconography that some artists have developed in magazines such as “classe operaia”, “Potere Operaio” and “Lotta Continua”. How can we interpret these works? This intervention … Continue reading Le militant, l’ouvrier et le monstre. Iconographie d’un mouvement révolutionnaire (1964-1977)

MoDe(s): second round 2018-2020!

The research project MoDe(s)-Decentralized Modernities: Art, Politics and Counterculture in the Transatlantic Axis during the Cold War is continuing with its second phase: MoDe(s)2 (2018-2020). MoDe(s)2 incorporates new themes and focuses of attention, new team members, and has already an exciting program of upcoming activities. Have a look at them!