CFP: Cold Atlantic Doctoral Seminar (Barcelona, 8-9 Sep 2016)
University of Barcelona, September 8-09, 2016
Deadline: Mar 15, 2016
Call for Papers Doctoral Seminar/Workshop Cold Atlantic. Cultural War, Dissident Artistic Practices, Networks and Contact Zones at the Time of the Iron Curtain
University of Barcelona, Spain
8-9 September 2016
(Spanish version below)
The University of Barcelona, Saint Louis University (Madrid) and the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid invite doctoral students in art history or related disciplines to participate in a doctoral seminar/workshop at the University of Barcelona (8-9 September). This academic event has been planned to coincide with an international conference at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid (5-7 September) (http://www.museoreinasofia.es/en/activities/cold-atlantic). Both seminar and conference are part of an international project entitled Cold Atlantic. Cultural War, Dissident Artistic Practices, Networks and Contact Zones at the Time of the Iron Curtain which has been generously funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
The seminar/workshop is aimed at doctoral students working on topics related to the conference and its four thematic axes. Based on the current research of the selected participants, the seminar-workshop will serve as a platform to discuss the transatlantic exchanges between North America, Europe, Africa and Latin America bringing into the fore other hubs of artistic exchange and influence, aiming not just to de-center the (still predominant) Paris-New York axis, but also to foster a discussion that gives a voice to cultural expressions that were generated outside the official power structures. Parting from the destabilization of the status quo, with the Bandung conference in 1955 and Hungarian revolution in 1956, we aim to emphasize forms of mediation, dissidence and resistance that offered alternative responses to the ideological and aesthetic schism that dominated social, political, artistic and curatorial practices after WWII.
The seminar will be structured around the four thematic axes of the conference giving particular emphasis to methodological and theoretical questions.
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