The seminar “Against the Canon: Artistic and Historical Narratives on the Two Sides of the Iron Curtain (1960-1990)” (9 July) aims to recover the notion of “canon” as a rationality or way of thinking. This seminar will present projects that revisit experiences rooted on both sides of the Iron Curtain, rehearsing other ways of thinking contemporaneity – its discourses, its practices, its relations, its institutions – but also the experience of working with the MoDe(s) project database, a tool for the exploration of these historiographical alternatives.
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.
The International Workshop “Partisan Resistance(s): a tool box for analyzing transnational concepts and images” sought to deepen the complex role of oral, written and visual productions as elements of a culture of resistance that links the Western world, socialist countries and the Third World.
The sound recording of the international seminar “Resonances/disonances of history and memory in global contemporaneity” (Universitat de Barcelona, 8 January 2020) are now available in our multimedia section.
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.
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.