L'Internationale Dialogues


Over the past four years, L'Internationale and its partners have worked in the current unstable geopolitical and ecological constellation to activate the values of culture and international collaboration. What specific contribution can museums and cultural institutions offer to counter the plural crisis of today's fragmented globalised society? How can specificity, research, dialogue and difference be constructively activated in the institutions of culture to build lasting friendships between communities?

This spring, The Uses of Art programme culminates in a series of simultaneous activities, linked through L'Internationale Dialogues: a rich programme of engaged professional dialogues. This programme is launched with a full day of live broadcasts of discussions, performances, and live tours through the new exhibitions, on 27 April, via L'Internationale Online.

In order to discuss four pertinent questions, L'Internationale Dialogues invites leading thinkers, artists, activists and cultural workers to address our current global predicament:

Who is speaking? Representation and non-representation in (art) politics today

What is true? Populism in the era of post-truth

What needs to change? Transformations and futures of institutions, social design

Where is South? Knowledge and epistemologies of the Global South

The full programme on 27 April 2017 will be announced here shortly. It will include among others:

(live) Evidence, Activism and the Law in the Age of Post-Truth Baltasar Garzón in conversation with Yolanda Álvarez and Manuel Vergara, with the participation of Rosario Güiraldes, Christina Varvia and Eyal Weizman (Forensic Architecture) at Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain).

(live) Congresso Internacional Extraordinário dos Críticos de Arte, 1959 A new artistic reading will be broadcast based on the documentation of this historic congress that took place in Brazil. Participants included Mário Pedrosa, Meyer Schapiro, Giulio Carlo Argan, Bruno Zevi, Jorge Romero Brest, Tomás Maldonado, Frederick Kiesler and Eero Saarinen. Organised at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain).

(live) Who is Speaking? Representation and Non-Representation in (Art) Politics Today with Paola Bacchetta and Françoise Vergès, at KIOSK and KASK / School of Arts Ghent (Ghent, Belgium).

Epistemologies of the South, a dialogue with Zdenka Badovinac, Patrick Flores and Jesús Carrillo, recorded at Moderna galerija (Ljubljana, Slovenia).

Art Museums and Democracy, a dialogue between Manuel Borja-Villel, Bart De Baere and Charles Esche, recorded at Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain).

A dialogical tour through The Making of Modern Art with Quinsy Gario and Steven ten Thije, at Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven, The Netherlands).

A conversation about the project A Temporary Futures Institute by its co-curators Anders Kreuger and Dr. Maya Van Leemput, at M HKA (Antwerp, Belgium).

Throughout the summer, L'Internationale Dialogues will host dialogues such as:

Chantal Mouffe with Didier Eribon Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui and Marina Garcés Aslıhan Demirtaş and Amy Franceschini and more.

L'Internationale's summer programme of exhibitions includes:

The Heritage of 1989. Case Study: The Second Yugoslav Documents Exhibition at Moderna galerija (Ljubljana, Slovenia). 26 April – 17 September 2017

Mário Pedrosa: On the Affective Nature of Form at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain). 28 April – 16 October 2017

Forensic Architecture. Towards an Investigative Aesthetics at Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain). 28 April – 15 October 2017

A Temporary Futures Institute at M HKA (Antwerp, Belgium). 28 April – 17 September 2017

The Uses of Art: Final Exhibition at SALT (Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey). 20 April – 11 June 2017

The Making of Modern Art at Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven, The Netherlands). 28 April 2017 – 2 January 2021

Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power at KIOSK and KASK / School of Arts Ghent (Ghent, Belgium). 27 April – 16 June 2017

Posted 14 Apr 2017
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