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Isabel J. Piniella Grillet: The Resistance of Peroles: Artistic Strategies Drenched in Oil
The Resistance of Peroles: Artistic Strategies Drenched in Oil
(p. 273 – 296)

Isabel J. Piniella Grillet

The Resistance of Peroles: Artistic Strategies Drenched in Oil

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  • resistance
  • artistic practice
  • politics
  • global ecology
  • contemporary art
  • rhetoric / elocution

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Isabel J. Piniella Grillet

is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut d'Histoire du Temps Présent du CNRS, Paris 8, under the supervision of Frédérique Langue. Her current research focuses on Latin American Art, Official and Dissident Discourses, Memory and Affect. She previously obtained her doctoral degree at the Institute of History of the University of Bern as member of the Global Studies Program. She works in her dissertation book about political commitment within the cultural production of Venezuelan actors in the 1960s. Piniella studied Humanities with a major in Contemporary History and Philosophy at the Pompeu Fabra University and holds a Master’s degree in Contemporary Philosophy from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Since 2016 she is member of the Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities at the University of Bern and the Swiss School of Latin American Studies. She has been awarded with a scholarship in 2018 from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, and in 2019 from the Dr. Joséphine de Karman Foundation.
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Sara Alonso Gómez (ed.), Isabel J. Piniella Grillet (ed.), ...: NO Rhetoric(s)

This volume maps some of the territories where points of resistance can be located and where art’s resistant potential becomes relevant once again. "NO Rhetoric(s): Versions and Subversions of Resistance in Contemporary Global Art" focuses on a neuralgic issue which was intensely debated during the last three decades, but has rarely become a topic of its own. It offers an updated way which art presents itself as an agent of resistance, whether in a mere rhetorical stance or as an effective critical strategy. In the face of general discourse of revolt and insurrection that is highly fashionable today, it is necessary to ask whether the gesture of ‘negation’ still yields an emancipatory potential. Struggling between NO rhetoric and NO to rhetoric, the artistic and the political field permanently interfere with each other; sometimes they merely overlap, while at other moments they strongly insist on demarcating themselves. Nonetheless it remains to be seen more precisely of what their respective critical forces and agonality consist. In this sense, the book contributes to a deeper understanding of the different logics of resistance at play between art and the political, as expressed by Jacques Rancière in his distinction between “the politics of the becoming-life of art and the politics of the resistant form.”

 

This volume provides a diverse array of voices and essays from the academic and artistic field that present theoretical approaches as well as study cases. By juxtaposing them, it encompasses both the complexity and diversity of artistic practices within a global instituting framework that seems to capitalize on different political streams. The reader will find contributions on sexual dissidence, ecology and the Anthropocene, geopolitics of the digital age and institutional critique. The authors, artists and scholars from different disciplines share their desire to shed some light on how art approaches these urgent issues.

 

Contributors: Sara Alonso Gómez, Mieke Bal, Zach Blas, Katharina Brandl, Nancy Garín, Kendell Geers, Ben Grosser and Geert Lovink, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Federico Luisetti, Charlotte Matter, Isabel J. Piniella Grillet, Nadia Radwan, Fiona Siegenthaler, David Tenorio, and Jaime Vindel.

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