Category: Visual Arts
Author: Georges Didi-Huberman
Co-published with MUAC
Size: 16 x 22 cm
Publication year: 2018
Sublevaciones talks about collective emotions and political events involving mass movements in struggle. It shows how artists have, at different historical moments, dealt with social unrest, political upheaval, insubordination, revolts and revolutions of all kinds.
From Francisco de Goya’s The Disasters of War to filmmaker Maria Kourkouta’s videos on the refugee crisis in Europe, the figure of the uprising has been represented in art throughout history.
Based on Georges Didi-Huberman’s research on the aesthetic and political meaning of the “representation” of peoples, Subvolts maps the forces that drive men and women to rebel again and again.
Divided into five major modules: Elements (unchained); Gestures (intense); Words (exclaimed); Conflicts (ignited) and Desires (indestructible), the book Sublevaciones brings together the research work that has served as the corpus of the travelling exhibition that has toured different cities (Paris, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Mexico and Montreal) and has been exhibited in some of the main international museums (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Jeu de Paume, MUAC, …).
Georges Didi-Huberman, (Saint-Étiennem, France 1953) Philosopher and art historian, he is a professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris). In 2015 he was awarded with the Theodore W. Adorno Prize, which rewards outstanding contributions in the fields of philosophy, music, theatre and film.