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!
In the framework of the seminar “1959-1985, au prisme de la Biennale de Paris”, this session aims to discuss the symbolic, cultural and political value of the Paris Biennale from the 1950s to the 1970s, and its reception in two totalitarian contexts on both sides of the Iron Curtain: Spain and Poland.
This seminar (13 December 2017 in Barcelona) aims to generate a debate around the importance of exhibition policies and curatorial practices, in order to understand the cultural dynamics of a period in which the geopolitical scene needed all the means available to transmit new stories.
This symposium organized in Rennes by the PRISME program in collaboration with MoDe(s) addresses the multiple crossings between the practice of criticism, art and politics since 1945, contemplating the art critic as a political actor that interacted with changing historical and geographical contexts.
Until May 5th, we accept proposals for the special issue of REG|AC journal (Winter 2017), about “Cold War networks and circulations: Cross-cultural Dialogues and Practices throughout the Global South (1957-1991)”. Spread the word!
This doctoral seminal proposes to reflect on the practices of narration developped through the arts during the Cold War period (1947-1991) or in relation to it. On Wednesday April 19th at the Facultad de Geografía e Historia de la Universitat de Barcelona.
Assuming a plural conception of modernity and seeking to decentralize the Paris-New York axis, this research seminar presents a multifocal analysis of art in the transatlantic axis during the Cold War, through a keynote speech and the presentation of three doctoral projects.
Visit MoDe(s) Library! Conceived both as a working tool and an open window on the group’s ongoing research, it presents a selection of publications around issues like modernity, post-colonial thinking, Cold War history, art and politics.
On the basis of various case studies, this symposium wants to study the ways modernism and modernity (considered representatives of a colonial structure of thinking) served as subversive tools and models of resistance by giving voice to subaltern agents within the context of Cold War politics. Adopting a postcolonial approach, it will seek to undermine … Continue reading Artistic practices and models of political resistance