In this special issue you will find a discussion on southern modernisms stemming from an exploratory research project funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT) between 2014 and 2015. […]
0131-0140 Special Issue "Southern Modernisms"
By re-evaluating the anthropophagic understanding of the cannibal's alterity, this paper proposes Antropofagia as driven by a collaborative cosmopolitanism. It shows how Antropofagia antagonised the status quo of the Brazilian academies, broaching its commitment to national issues on the ethno-racial structure and the cultural identity of a young Republic.
0133 Joana Brites, Is there an Ideologically-Biased Broadening of the Concept of Modern Architecture?
This paper examines and discusses the postmodern historiographical revision of the concept of modernism in architecture. […]
This paper discusses the notion of modernism by relating it to three artistic movements – Modernisme, Noucentisme and the Avant-garde – which developed in Catalonia between the 1880s and the early 1920s. […]
Rafael Barradas’ Vibrationism is often recognised, together with Planism and Ultraism, as one of the first avant-garde movements to emerge in Spain; however, little attention has been paid to its intellectual roots and its Catalan and European context.
0136 Matina Kousidi, Through the Lens of Sigfried Giedion. Exploring Modernism and the Greek Vernacular in Situ
Focusing on Sigfried Giedion’s initial visit to Greece, in the scope of CIAM IV, this study explores his approach to the myth of the Mediterranean as a germ of the Western modernist architecture.
0137 Mariana Pinto dos Santos, On Being Modern: Possibilities of Resistance through Primitivism and Ingenuousness in Ernesto de Sousa and Almada Negreiros
This paper aims to contrast the particular uses of the modern categories of ingenuity and primitivism both in Almada Negreiros and Ernesto de Sousa within their broader presence in twentieth century art. […]
This essay aims to present the shifting relations between North America and the South - South America and the South of Europe - through the work of the historian George Kubler. […]
0139 Carlos Bártolo: Damned Words: The Use and Disuse of "Modern" as an Attribute for the Interpretation of Folk Customs in Theatrical Revue Stage and Costume Design at the Turn of the 1930s in Portugal
O Notícias Ilustrado was published from 1928 to 1935, coinciding with the emergence of Salazar's dictatorship. Reporting the cosmopolitan life, it described itself as "the only graphic newspaper of modern and European appearance".
0140 Polina Kosmadaki: The Greek Pavilion in the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne. New Perspectives for National Art in the Context of Regionalism
This paper discusses the impact of the ideological trends of the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne which took place in Paris, in 1937, on Greece’s national participation in the exhibition. The modern artworks it showcased will serve as a case study to investigate notions of regionalism.