L'Inter­nationale Dialogues Broadcasts

April 27, 2017 15.00

1 6 Ilija Šoškić, <i>Sewn–up Ficus</i> (1974, 1989, 2017)
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Ilija Šoškić, Sewn–up Ficus (1974, 1989, 2017)
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SALT Galata, Workshop IV

What specific contribution can museums and cultural institutions offer to counter the plural crisis of today’s fragmented globalized society? How can specificity, research, dialogue and difference be constructively activated in the cultural institutions to build lasting friendships between communities? 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.

The five-year L’Internationale program, The Uses of Art culminates in a series of simultaneous activities, linked through L’Internationale Dialogues, which will be launched on April 27 with a program of discussions, performance recordings, readings, and exhibition tours. A selection of the full program, that will be available at L’Internationale Online, will be broadcasted at SALT Galata.

In the interest of discussing four pertinent questions, L’Internationale Dialogues invites leading thinkers, artists, activists and those working in the cultural sector 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


A dialogical tour in English through The Making of Modern Art with Quinsy Gario and Steven ten Thije; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

A dialogue between Manuel Borja-Villel, Bart De Baere and Charles Esche:
Art Museums and Democracy
33 minutes
English; Turkish subtitles
Recorded at MACBA, Barcelona, Spain.

Performance Recordings:
Jusuf Hadžifejzović, »Čarlama« [Fear of Drinking Water] (2014)
Ilija Šoškić, Sewn–up Ficus (1974, 1989, 2017)
Azra Akšamija, Digesting Dayton (2012, 2017)
Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

A dialogue with Zdenka Badovinac, Patrick Flores and Jesús Carrillo:
Epistemologies of the South
30 minutes
Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

In Conversation: Baltasar Garzón, Yolanda Álvarez and Manuel Vergara
Evidence, Activism and the Law in the Age of Post-truth
With the participation of Rosario Güiraldes and Eyal Weizman
English; live streaming
MACBA, Barcelona, Spain

Readings: Congresso Internacional Extraordinário dos Críticos de Arte, 1959
English; live streaming
Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain