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.

PRISME’s first symposium in Rennes – “Between sciences and fiction”

The first symposium of the PRISME program “Entre sciences et fiction: la critique d’art à l’épreuve des mutations technologiques” (Between sciences and fiction: art criticism proofed by technological mutations), will take place on December 1st, 2016 in Rennes, France, with the participation of MODe(s) and Paula Barreiro López.

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