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Imagining the Mediterranean

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  • From 22 september 2017 to 23 september 2017. Friday and saturday at 08:00 to 21:00.
  • From 29 march 2017 to 4 september 2017. Monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday at 00:00 to 00:00.

Place: IVAM



Nowadays it cannot be ignored the fact that the Mediterranean is a common decisive factor in the identity construction of the territories that delimit it. This boundary space has been built in the cultural imaginaries, marked by the development of history and sociocultural events. Present moments push us to ask ourselves about the current vision that exists around the Mediterranean and how it is changing according to the different socio-political conditions.

The Imagining the Mediterranean Congress emerges with the aim of knowing, building and developing new narratives and relations regarding the socio-political and artistic context of the Mediterranean in the 21st century taking into account bygone ages. For this, a deepening of the different areas related to this cultural and artistic space is proposed, based on the presence of diverse theoretical and artistic profiles from different geographies.

The content will be organised in guest conferences and tables of communications, selected through an international call. The idea is to display a plurality of identities and active points of view.

The main purpose of this congress is to create a meeting place where a network of contacts can be initiated. Furthermore, knowledge and experiences exchanges will be carried out in order to enhance communication networks in the Mediterranean context.


Nicolas Bourriaud, theorist and director of Espace d’Art Contemporain La Panacée (Montpellier)

Pedro Azara, architect and professor of Aesthetics at ETSAB

Begum Özden Firat, professor in the Sociology Department in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (Istambul) and researcher

Maria Muracciole, director of Beirut Art Center and curator.

Nadira Laggoune, director of MAMA (musée Public Natinal d’Art Moderne et Contemporain d’Alger)


Proposals for papers may be theoretical, artistic and research works related to imaginaries construction regarding the Mediterranean context from different fields: art history, visual culture, art theory, artistic practice, cinema, philosophy, sociology, anthropology or other related disciplines.

The communications may be related to the following work lines:

The current socio-political contexts, their changes in the Mediterranean framework, and the transformations that have occurred in the art field.

The construction and representation of the collective imagination in the contemporaneity that the Mediterranean offers.

Artistic and theoretical projects associated with Mediterranean artists trajectories or works developed on this socio-political context.

Examples of project management, spaces and institutions -including institutional criticism- with transformative character, related to this same framework.


The communications will be selected by a scientific committee made up of experts from the Universitat de València, Universitat Politècnica of València, Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Institut Français of València and IVAM. The papers must be original works, not having been submitted before in another congress.

Awatef El Ketiti Yahmedi, professor of Audiovisual Communication and publicity area of the Universitat de València.

José Luis Cueto, Fine Arts Dean of the Universitat Politècnica of València.

Carmen García Muriana, Fine Arts professor at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche.

Gérard Teulière, director of the Institut Français of València.

Álvaro de los Ángeles, Assistant Director Activities and Programmes of the IVAM.

Sanra Moros, curator of IVAM.

Communication abstracts must contain between 2,500 and 3,000 characters —spaces included—, besides they should include keywords, bibliographical references. The accepted languages are Spanish, Valencian and English and must include de author’s CV (2 pages max.).


The selected communications will be part of the conference proceeding publication and will be published in digital format with ISBN. The final texts of communications should contain a maximum final extension between 15,000 and 16,000 characters, including spaces.


Deadline submission abstract: 1 May 2017

Date of communication abstract accepted: 15 June 2017

Deadline for submission of the final text: 4 September 2017 (with abstract in Spanish and English)

The abstract and the CV must be sent in PDF to the e-mail: actividades@ivam.es


Entries must be formalised by e-mail: actividades@ivam.es

Attendees to the congress: 30 euros

Students (previous accreditation): 15 euros

Amics de l’IVAM: free

Communications accepted: free


The IVAM issues certificates of attendance and communication conference participants who have attended 80% of the sessions.

Organized by:

Chair of Arts Studies of the IVAM. 20th and 21st centuries (IVAM-UV-UPV-UMH).



Contact: actividades@ivam.es

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