Conflicted Arts+Politics is part of CECC’s research within the scope of Conflicted Humanities and follows on the developments and results achieved by the European cooperation project 4C's: from Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture. It was designed in the fields of Cultural Studies and Visual Arts in light of the contemporary political reality, namely its human, social and economic dimensions.
Essentially, the goal of this project is to go further and critically ponder over two main achievements of the 4C’s:
(i) The work created by contemporary activist artists is being progressively inscribed in the political domain;
(ii) There seems to be a relationship between government support in the Arts and the transformational power of the Arts in the political realm.
Following on from these statements, a major reflection will be fostered on the artists' responses and actions towards political systems. In particular, the analysis is expected to contribute to the acknowledgement of how research and artistic production are conducted about and under censorship, post-censorship and oppression, post-oppression, colonial and post-colonial political regimes.
This project is financed by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT).