L’Internationale Dialogues

L’Internationale Dialogues

L’Internationale Online

(1) Mario Fontenelle, Congresso Internacional de Críticos de Arte, 1959. Opening in Brasília, Brazil. (2) Al-Türi village and cemetery, Al-’Araqib. Image composed of photographs. Hagit Keysat/Public Lab, Forensic Architecture, Ariel Caine, Zochrot, Al-Araqib Village. (3) Epistemologies of the South, dialogue with Zdenka Badovinac, Patrick Flores and Jesús Carrillo, Moderna galerija, 2016. Screenshot.

April 21, 2017
L’Internationale Dialogues
April 27–September 30, 2017

L’Internationale Online is a publishing platform for research, resources and discussion, launched in September 2014. The platform is the joint initiative of the museum confederation L’Internationale and KASK / School of Arts of University College Ghent, operating within the framework of the five­-year programme The Uses of Art – The Legacy of 1848 and 1989.

L’Internationale Dialogues—2017
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 April 27, 2017 can be found on L’Internationale Online; it includes:

Live: Evidence, Activism and the Law in the Age of Post-TruthBaltasar 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, 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 2017 programme of exhibitions includes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Contact and subscriptions: 
Nataša Petrešin­ Bachelez, Managing Editor L’Internationale Onlinenatasa.petresin [​at​] internationaleonline.org

KASK / School of Arts of University College Ghent
Jozef Kluyskensstraat 2
9000 Ghent

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