In the spring of 2017 the five-year programme The Uses of Art - The Legacy of 1848 and 1989 of the European museum confederation L'Internationale culminates in a series of simultaneous activities: exhibitions, (online) publications, discursive events, and more, L'Internationale Dialogues.

Cultural institutions such as our museums are public and situated. They are important sites for international exchange, yet they primarily serve local communities. There are as many art histories as there are communities and L'Internationale Dialogues are meant to delve into these differences and specificities as an antidote to the illusory belief in one-size-fits-all solutions. When organisations and communities find ways to discuss each other's views, beliefs and hopes they may create a vision of futures in solidarity. In order to respond to today's challenges, the need for such deep conversations is profound and it often begins with collective memories and forgotten utopias.

Using four pertinent questions, L'Internationale Dialogues has invited leading thinkers to address our current global predicament:

- Who is speaking?
- What is true?
- What needs to change?
- Where is South?

The Dialogues are built on many remarkable histories and imagined futures. Now it is time to discuss how to use them.
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Participants in the dialogues are among others: Paola Bacchetta, Jesús Carrillo, Didier Eribon and Chantal Mouffe, Patrick Flores, Marina Garcés, Quinsy Gario, Baltasar Garzón, Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui and Christina Varvia, Françoise Vergès and Eyal Weizman.

27 April - L'Internationale Dialogues. Launch

On the 27th April, L'Internationale Dialogues began with a series of online events broadcasted from all the institutions of the confederation. The programme was launched with a full day of live discussions, performances, and live tours through the new exhibitions.