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!

Between diplomacy and dissidence: politics of exhibition and curatorial positioning during the Cold War

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.

Engagement in times of revolt: the political stakes of international art criticism during the Cold War

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.

Diverging Gazes: Art, Politics, Coloniality and their Transnational Networks

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.

Artistic practices and models of political resistance

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