Tricontinental Circulations: Visual Politics and Transnational Struggles

Research Seminar

  • Public event without registration
  • Datum: 11.04.2024
  • Uhrzeit: 11:00 - 13:00
  • Vortragende: Paula Barreiro López
  • Ort: Villino Stroganoff, Via Gregoriana 22, 00187 Rome and online
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Tricontinental Circulations: Visual Politics and Transnational Struggles
With the First Tricontinental Conference in Havana (1966), the efforts of the revolutionary Cuban government were ratified with the configuration of a transnational movement of resistance and solidarity in the Global South (that included Latin America, Africa and Asia). The Tricontinental built an effective visual apparatus via cinema, photography as well as poster production that integrated the struggles of the three continents, creating an imagined community connecting revolutions around the world (from Vietnam to Central America and Nicaragua).

However, the anti-imperialist imperative and the Third World agenda and visual arsenal of the Tricontinental went beyond these spaces reverberating on the visual politics of the artists around the world from 1968 onwards. Visual models, collective practices, artistic and curatorial dispositive and modes of action circulated throughout the Atlantic, connecting artistic and political projects from distant cities such as Paris, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Venice, Madrid or Lisbon.

Paula Barreiro López is Full Professor of contemporary art history at the Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès and member of the FRAMESPA. She is the Head Researcher of the international platform MoDe(s) (Decentralised Modernities). Her research focuses on cultural networks and politics in Spain, Western Europe and Latin America during the Cold War as well as the diverse and divergent developments of modernities within an increasingly globalised world. Her latest publications are Compagnons de lutte (Maison des Sciences de l'Homme 2023), Revolver el tiempo (Bellaterra, 2023 with María Ruido), Atlántico Frío: Historias transnacionales del arte y la política en los tiempos del telón de acero (Brumaria, 2019), Avant-garde Art and Criticism in Francoist Spain (Liverpool University Press, 2017. Her last book won the Pierre Daix Award of the Collection Pinault d'Art Contemporain.

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