On January 8 at the Universitat de Barcelona, this seminar aims to reflect on the various ways, themes and forms through which contemporary artists are representing the recent past and its effects.
In recent years many creators have been interested in the historical processes that occurred in the second half of the twentieth century or in the consequences they continue to have today, sometimes due to the contradictions that were generated at that time or conflicts that remain unresolved. In these works, contemporaneity is addressed from … Continue reading Resonances/disonances of history and memory in global contemporaneity
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 It brings together fifteen texts based on case studies and documentary sources so far unpublished that address forms of mediation, dissent and resistance to the Cold War’s ideological and aesthetic schism.
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.
The sound recording of the workshop “Questioning the great divide(s) during the Cold War: a tool box for a transnational history of art” (Universitat de Barcelona, 6-7 March 2018) are now available in our multimedia section.
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!