'Sweet Sixties is a long-term trans-regional research initiative working between art, research, media, and educational contexts in Europe, the Middle East, western and central Asia, Latin America, and northern Africa. Involving a particular group of experimentally oriented arts and research groups as well as individual artists, researchers, and media, Sweet Sixties investigates hidden histories or underexposed cultural junctions and exchange channels in the revolutionary period of the 1960s. 
In the 1960s, the landscapes and cities of protectorates and former colonies from India to the Maghreb, from the Soviet Republics to the new states in the southern hemisphere were replete with the spirit and forms of modernity, forms that transmogrify and then dissolve into the thin air of the vernacular. The star maps that are used to survey these artificial worlds often serve to navigate the boundaries between private and public domains. The world full of eerie displacements, gestures of the uncanny, and the constellation of the real exists in a plethora of doubled forms. Question marks and meanderings are all part of this picture. Instruments of communication emerge and are locked away before they have a chance to become immaterial, disappear, and corrode in postmodernity.
The air of the 1960s echoes a spirit of emancipation. And the newly arising art-scapes are interspersed with double agents: diasporas bring their academies; the streams between Soviet, North and South American, Western European, Non-Aligned, etc., are full of interlocutions, hidden pathways, and narratives of trade routes beyond the seemingly stable hegemonies of the blocs.
The stories and spirits of a parallel avant-garde, whose silhouettes have yet to be found on the walls of the Western canon, are the theme of this publication.' - from publisher's website.
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Onsite

Location code REF.SCG2
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2013

No of pages

527

ISBN / ISSN

9783956190393

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
The Sweet Sixties: Between the Liberation of Peoples and the Liberty of Individuals, or the Difficult Representation of the Self

- Doho DJERBAL

Classical Art and Human Resignation in Soviet Marxism

- Keti CHUKHROV

Sweet Sixties: Archaelogy of Thought in Turkey

- Ali AKAY

Art and the Iron Lung: When Sovereignty Becomes Detrimental and Art Subtly Strikes Back

- Bassam El BARONI

Decentered Travellers

- Ana LONGONI

Northeasternized Modernism: Notes on an Emancipatory Modernist Constellation in Brazil

- Catrin SEEFRANZ

Speculative Revisions of Film History: A Curator's Notes

- Rasha SALTI

Registers of Participation: Two Cultural Experiments with the Contemporary in 1960s India

- Nancy ADAJANIA

National Modernism

- Vardan AZATYAN

American Tutti-Frutti

- Porter MCCRAY

Egypt Builds: A Reevaluation of the History of Modernism

- Mohamed ELSHAHED

Black Sun of Renewal

- Toni MARAINI

An Operative Conceptualism: Factography and Counter-Information in the Argentinian Cultural Avant-Garde of the 1960s

- Jaime VINDEL

Missing Ahmed Bouanani

- Ali ESSAFI

Thaw and the Poetics of Soil

- Viktor MISIANO

The Walls of Memory: Interdisciplinarity and Repression in the Soviet Ukrainian 1960s and Beyond

- Oleksiy RADYNSKI

Other Voices, Other Rooms - Attempt(s) at Reconstruction: 50 Years of the Balazs Bela Studio

- Lívia PÁLDI

Mon Arabesque

- Derya BENGI

El Encierro: Project for the Experimental Art Series

- Graciela CARNEVALE

A Bloc of Sensations in Lieu of Geography: Rome - Algiers - Salvador de Bahia (1959-75)

- Tarek ELHAIK

Some Architectural Consequences of Political Ideas

- Yehuda E. SAFRAN

The Militant Chapter in Cinema

- Mohanad YAQUBI

Melting Pot, Versailles-ization, and Petersburg-ization: European Utopias in the Architecture of Central Asia

- Boris CHUKHOVICH

Jeune Peinture: The Parisian Third Way of the 1960s

- Catherine DOSSIN

Nineteen Sixty-Eight: Global or Local?

- Emin ALPER

Blank Zones in Collective Memory, or the Transformation of Yerevan's Urban Space in the 1960s

- Ruben AREVSHATYAN

Narratives of the 1960s

- Sohrab MAHDAVI

The Sixties - Sweet or Bitter?

- Matko MESTROVIC

Vasarely Go Home

- Andreas FOGARASI

Desperately Searching for Aesthetics: Armenian Cinema of the 1960s and Late Modernity

- Vigen GALSTYAN

New Waves and New Confusions: The Case of Birds of Exile (1964)

- Ahmet GURATA

Bir Gecelik Gelin - One Night Bride

- Fatih OZGUVEN

Early Algerian Cinema as a Site of International Solidarity

- Yasmina DEKKAR

Constructing Non-Aligned Modernity: Zoran Bojovic, The Architect

- Dubravka SEKULIC

Oriental Waves in Romanian Popular Music from Wallachia and Moldavia

- Speranta RADULESCU

De-Stalinization and Mass Music in the Mid-1960s in Armenia

- Vardan JALOYAN

'Folk' Behaving Badly: Newly Composed Folk Music as Popular Culture

- Iva NENIC

The Soviet Sixties: Forms of Cultural Resistance

- Hrach BAYADYAN

Season's Greetings: An Annotated Postcard

- Rayyane TABET

Why is the Experience of Yugoslavia Important Today?

- Ozren PUPOVAC

Museum of Manufactured Response to Absence

- Ala YOUNIS

Sweet Sixties: Specters and Spirits of a Parallel Avant-Garde
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