30 & 31 March, from 6 pm to 9 pm
This seminar has two interrelated objectives. Firstly, to examine some discursive and curatorial strategies in relation to arts practices and minority sexual representation in the decade of the nineties in Spain. Secondly, to reveal the tension that exists between frameworks of visibility that water down the political potential of these practices on one hand, and those that attempt to repoliticise them and promote the emergence of critical subjectivities on the other.
The first session re-examines some specific curatorial practices that express or reveal possible tensions between exhibition practices and discourses.In particular, to highlight the emergence of the notion of queer in Spain and to critically review its new meaning. The second session will deal with alternative frameworks and strategies of visibility, which are constituted as zones of resistance and will allow us to map out new genealogies of artistic production and discourse in Spain.
Monday, 30 March
Absorption and Resistance: Indentity Rhetorics and Marks of Visibility
With: Juan Vicente Aliaga, Xabier Arakistain i Manel Clot
Tuesday, 31 March
In or out: fighting and friction between marks of visibility
With: Miguel Benlloch, Cabello/Carceller i Pripublikarrak