GLOBAL (POST)MEMORIES

Museum, Monument, and Deterritorialization
July 28 – August 1st, 2008 | El Escorial-Madrid


The idea of a (post) memorial condition alludes to a cultural perception of time that permanently projects the past into the present and looks to its ruins not as a disengaged past but rather as a radical vivid ‘surviving’ culture. This course elaborates on the political and inter-subjective consequences of the idea of restoring social memory by means of aesthetic strategies. Once we assumed that memory has become a sort of obsession and a symptom of our traumatized global culture, we are compelled to analyze the ethical and political interplays between historical memory and aesthetic representation. During the course, we will analyze the interplay between memory and diverse historical episodes such as the ‘decolonial’ movements occurred during the seventies, the intercultural debates experienced during the eighties on the post-Holocaust legacies, or the various globally tele-visualized genocides which follow the civil war in Ruanda.

Taking into consideration the abovementioned case studies, guest speakers will refer to museums, monuments and memories not as mere objects or imaginaries but rather as ‘sites’ for the renegotiation of local and global memories. Finally, by addressing the concept ‘​​post-global memory’, this course will elaborate on Museums of Memory as well as on the institutionalization and representability of ‘cultural memory’.


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SPEAKERS

José Luis Brea / Carlos III de Madrid University
Joseba Zulaika / University of Reno, USA
Sergio Rubira / Art Critic
John Welchman / University San Diego, USA
Patricia Mayayo / Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Krzysztof Wodiczko / Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Manuel J. Borja-Villel / Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Jose Miguel G. Cortes / Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Francisco Jarauta / University of Murcia
Antoni Muntadas / Artist
Daniel G. Andújar / Artist

Conveners
Anna Maria Guasch / University of Barcelona, Spain
Joaquin Barriendos / University of Barcelona, Spain

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PROGRAM

LUNES, 28 DE JULIO
10.00 h. Anna Mª Guasch
Inauguración

10.30 h. José Luis Brea
Postmemoria: la potencia del pensamiento-arte
12.00 h. Joseba Zulaika
De Guernica a Nueva York pasando por el Guggenheim

16.30 h. Mesa redonda: Museos, globalización e institucionalización de la memoria
Participan: José Luis Brea; Joseba Zulaika; Anna Mª Guasch; Sergio Rubira
Convener: Joaquín Barriendos

MARTES, 29 DE JULIO
10.00 h. Anna Mª Guasch
Las memorias del “Otro”
12.00 h. John Welchman
Mirando hacia atrás: Memoria y pulsión de la América vernacular en Day is Done de Mike Kelley

16.30 h. Mesa redonda: Crítica institucional y monumentalización de la memoria
Participan: John Welchman; Anna Mª Guasch; Patricia Mayayo
Convener: Joaquín Barriendos

MIÉRCOLES, 30 DE JULIO
10.00 h. Krzysztof Wodiczko
Proyecciones e instrumentaciones

16.30 h. Mesa redonda: Los museos como espacios de la memoria
Participan: Krzysztof Wodiczko; Anna Mª Guasch; Manuel J. Borja-Villel
Convener: Joaquín Barriendos

JUEVES, 31 DE JULIO
10.00 h. José Miguel G. Cortés
Memoria y ciudad. Acerca de los espacios urbanos ausentes
12.00 h. Antoni Muntadas
Espacios de memoria

16.30 h. Mesa redonda: Archivos, monumentos y otras tecnologías de la memoria
Participan: José M. Cortés; Antoni Muntadas; Anna Guasch; Daniel Andújar
Convener: Joaquín Barriendos

VIERNES, 1 DE AGOSTO
10.00 h. Francisco Jarauta, catedrático de Filosofía
Poéticas/Políticas de la Memoria

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INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
Universidad Complutense de Madrid

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