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 reports aim to document the discussions that took place during MoDe(s) activities, as well as being an useful complement to the recording of the events that can be found in the multimedia section.
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
“For us, Picasso was everything: he helped us financially, he was the “red one” (rojo), the communist and also the one who had painted Guernica”. The Spanish philosopher Francisco Fernández Buey, who studied at the University of Barcelona in the 1970s, defined in these terms the key role of Pablo Picasso and Guernica as … Continue reading Le camarade Pi©a$$o au carrefour des cultures des résistances
This seminar, organized as part of the exhibition “Picasso au cœur des ténèbres (1939-1945)” (Musée de Grenoble), will focus on Picasso’s production through the prism of his relations with anti-fascist networks, as well as on the dialogues between a culture of resistance and the visual production of the Spanish artist.
Visual artist and researcher María Ruido presents the lecture “The Imperative Eye. Some notes for thinking about colonialism(s) today: global division of labour and visual hegemonies” in the seminar – Images and geopolitics. Thought and artistic practices around the idea of the border.
The conference “Une généalogie des révoltées du surréalisme à l’Internationale Situationniste, 1920-1978” of Fabrice Flauhutez is organized as part of the seminar Cultures Visuelles Militantes. It will take place at the Magasin des horizons and it will address the use of images with female subjects as a strategy of struggle.
Download the poster Through the study of models and images of women, this conference (organized as part of the seminar Militant Visual Cultures) seeks to show how a history of the avant-garde groups was built. While these groups were almost exclusively composed of men, their purpose was to reclaim and promote universal, and undoubtedly legitimate, … Continue reading Une généalogie des révoltées du surréalisme à l’Internationale Situationniste, 1920-1978 – Militant Visual Cultures Seminar
This international conference aims to open up an innovative field of research on transnational solidarity movements at the crossroads of cultural history and visual culture. It seeks to show how some networks have shaped a transnational visual culture of resistance, while adapting to local contexts and political struggles.