VIVID [RADICAL] MEMORY

[VRM]

Primer Episodio

Radical Conceptual Art revisited: A social and political perspective from the East and the South



Project - Info

Radical conceptual art revisited: a social and political perspective from the East and the South.

 

It is a project which objective is:
To open the discussion about the specificities of conceptual art practices, which are/were related to the experience under the conditions of political and social oppression and violence/censorship.

To implement an active recovery of the artistic and cultural patrimony of these practices looking for complicity in context and spaces of the actual artivism.

 

The first episode is in charge of  the artistic production of the sixties and seventies.

 

And the Geo-politic and economic scope:
South and East Europe (Portugal, Spain, East-Germany, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Rumania, old Yugoslavia and old USSR) and Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay)

Main actions to do:

 

  • Research, analysis, discussion
  • Construct an operational base (to discuss, to study, to recover, to transfer, to spread, to share, to grow)
  • Organization of a workshop with experts (Workshop Barcelona, May 2007)
  • Networking: creation of a specific website and weblog for that purpose.
  • Create and present informative & participative activities exhibition (BCN, Stuttgart, Budapest)
  • Creative implication of TICs
  • Dissemination

 

Duration: first episode
1 year (1 Nov 2006 – 31 Oct 2007)

Organiser: UB,University of  Barcelona
Co- organisers: WKV, Stuttgart; C3, Budapest
With the collaboration of MACBA
Coordinator: Antoni Mercader (UB)

Project - Final

IMPLEMENTATION OF A VIVID AND PARTICIPATORY MEMORY TO TURN RADICAL CONCEPTUAL ART WITH SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES INTO HERITAGE.

 

The original objectives and scope:
The proposed objectives are summarized in the disposition of a paradigmatic bridge between similar works and itineraries from the East and the West, from both sides of the ocean, with the intention of enhancing its interpretation and articulating a lively, participatory and committed memory.

 

The results:

  • Research, analysis and discussion were promoted
  • An operational base of common work was set between experts clearly prepared to cause this discussion
  • Instead of one, three workshops of experts were organized: Barcelona (planned), Stuttgart and Budapest.
  • We mobilized and created a specific network of work with the active implication of a fiftieth of members.
  • An open and uploaded web + was created at: main website: http://www.vividradicalmemory.org/
  • Three informative and participatory exhibitions were held (in Barcelona, Stuttgart, and Budapest).

Emphasized work lines:

  1. Art and politics in artistic behaviours of 60’s and 70’s: Ideological and / or linguistic? (The social and the political)
  2. Historiographic, geopolitical and economic strategies for documentation (The South and the East)
  3. Vivid cultural heritage and cultural dissemination (The connection with current situation).

Important repercussions

  • Trilingual publication Vivid Radical Memory in the Journal Papers d’Art Nº 93. Girona, Spain (February/March 2008).
  • An expert meeting in Latin America Conceptualismos do Sul/Sur in Sao Paulo (April 2008): organised by the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo of the University of Sao Paulo.
  • Exhibition Subversive Praktiken / Practices en Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (Mai-August 2009).
  • Publication book Conceptualismos del Sur. Saõ Paulo (Brasil): Annablume, 2009.
  • Publication catalogue Subversive Praktiken . Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz, 2010.

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CREDITS

Cultura 2000

Organiser:

Universitat de Barcelona

Co-organisers:

 

wkv



c3


With special collaboration of MACBA

MACBA

Special thanks to:
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Universidad Nacional de Rosario
Centro Cultural de España en Lima, Perú (AECI)
National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow

 

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