The Research Workshop Multiple Voices – Multiple Temporalities: Imaginaries of Cultural and Political Resistance (28–29 June 2021, online) is the first in a series of workshops that will be organized within the collaborative research project Glob_Exchange: Models and Practices of Global Cultural Exchange and Non-aligned Movement. Research in the Spatio-Temporal Cultural Dynamics, conducted by the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and the Institute of Art History in Zagreb, Croatia (2020–2023).
A multidisciplinary team of researchers on this project is focused on new visual regimes and new models of cultural exchange that emerged in the second half of the 20th century as a consequence of the process of decolonization, and which we see as radical political and aesthetic interventions into the dynamics of global Cold War artistic and visual culture. We are particularly interested in exploring the geo-cultural dynamics of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM); we are also seeking to address the economic, social and political framework of such interventions, providing the context for explanations of their socio-cultural consequences.
Through this two-day research workshop with invited lecturers, we are particularly interested in gaining insights into correlations between, and possible connections across, networks of cultural and political solidarity operating outside of NAM’s geo-cultural space, or the points of its intersections with key sites of anti-colonial resistance. The workshop is aimed at strengthening common understandings and promoting cooperation among researchers with different disciplinary and theoretical backgrounds, as well as clarifying the conditions for general application of their specific methodologies within the described thematic focus of the GLOB Exchange project.
The workshop is organized thematically around different cultural phenomena – new biennial and perennial exhibitions, new approaches to museums and cultural heritage, new magazines and popular media – that functioned as points of encounter and cultural exchange in-between these networks.
The workshop and the project are financed by the Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ), and the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS).
In order to register and receive the ZOOM link, please send an email with your name, surname, and affiliation before Friday, June 25th 2021 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full program of the workshop here.