Articulacions – IVAM · UV · UPV study programme 23/24

2nd EDITION. 4 October 2023 – 28 June 2024

The word “articulate” derives from the Latin articulus, meaning a joint, a connective part. An articulus is something able to bridge what is externally visible with the microscopically invisible, joining micro to macro and shifting the dualistic debate around scale to the issue of articulating, joining or relating. As an adjective, “articulate” refers to the ability to use language to express complex concepts, to hold layers of meaning, and to eloquently enable listening. Accompanied by the term “reticulated”, however, it refers to the ability to create a skin, a membrane, or embodied knowledge.

The programme ARTICULACIONS 2023/24 aims at “reticulated articulation”. The strength to transform words, gestures or the politics of images and acts into a weave, an epidermis or envelopment gives continuity to our understanding of the IVAM as a living organism. The museum opens up and deploys a series of organs with the will to make a body, a body that feeds off friction with other circulating bodies, no matter what their scale or nature. Our study programme in collaboration with the Universitat Politècnica de València and the Universitat de València is a means to strengthen our public vocation, while also enabling a transdisciplinary pedagogical experiment sensitive to the emergencies of our wounded planet, which so badly needs other ways of being in the world.

The four modules of the programme: Contemporary metabolic practices; Ruptures and remediations of discourse; Walking with our heads, thinking with our feet; and Singular/Plural, will allow us to rehearse new working methods assisted by post-identity feminisms, popular and decolonial practices, processes of globalisation and virtualisation, speculative and collective narratives, and environmental caring.

Students of this programme will be part of a heterodox institutional project which focuses on careful attention to social, creative and thought processes rather than simple results. By joining this programme, you “practice with” a community of students, professors with different professional and academic profiles, from different geographies, whose practices incisively and critically mould how different contemporary art expressions are understood, practised and thought about.

You will be given the critical capacities to analyse, design and create different types of cultural projects both individually and collectively. Final projects will be materialised at the IVAM and associated entities, giving you the chance to carry out your programme and practice in the real world.

You can explore the archive generated from the various encounters and records of the first edition here.

Frequently Questions


Each module addresses the urgent issues of the present through practices, discourses, methodologies and projects in dialogue with the following core subjects:

  • post-identity feminisms
  • popular and decolonial practices
  • processes of globalisation and virtualisation
  • speculative and collective narratives
  • environmental caring

Module 1 · Practices
Contemporary metabolic practices
Artistic practices and mediation define the first unit, in which we will delve into the civilian processes that have shaped our archives and collections. By immersing ourselves in the museum and other social organisations, and seeing things through the practical perspectives of professionals in talks, laboratories and workshops, we will acquire a complex, critical view of artistic ecology. These metabolic practices will serve as a bridge between the museum and academic studies, but also between the institutions and reality.

Module 2 · Discourses
Ruptures and remediations of discourse 
Module 2 of the programme is defined by thinking in action, the discourses which have shaped what we know as modernity, and the ruptures that have managed to destabilise the status quo. Through talks, conferences, seminars and workshops, participants in the programme will undergo a learning process that will open up new paths for understanding how to approach ruptures in civilisation by developing new, democratic, feminist, ecological, decolonial, technological, urban and citizen-based forms of remediation.

Module 3 · Methodologies
Walking with our heads, thinking with our feet 
In Module 3, we “digest” the theoretical premises and cultural practices developed in the programme (forms of critical knowledge, management, mediation, artistic production, research, etc.) in order to articulate the methodological approaches that will define the final projects. A diverse experience of reading groups and experimental methodologies will help to broaden the roles, tools and spaces that define the “contemporary”.

Module 4 · Singular / Plural
An expanded writing (singular) project, and a programming, mediation, creation or performative (plural) project will give shape to the final project. In June 2024, presentations open to the public will be given as part of the IVAM and associated entities’ programmes.


Academic directors: Laura Vallés Vílchez (IVAM), Hasan G. López (UV), Eva Álvarez, Carlos Gómez (UPV)

Accompaniment and consultancy: Societat Doctor Alonso (Sofía Asencio, Tomás Aragay), Taller Placer (Paula Miralles, Vicente Arlandis), Migue Martínez

Contemporary metabolic practices

IVAM: Alejandra Riera (artist), Otobong Nkanga (artist), Fabrizio Terranova (filmmaker), Laura Vallés Vílchez (curator and director of Concreta), Bulegoa (art and knowledge office), La repartidora (associative bookstore), Antonio Collados ( researcher), Andrea Soto Calderón (philosopher and writer), Jara Rocha (researcher), Laurence Rassel (director of erg), Caja Negra (publisher), Sandi Hilal (architect); Tania Adam (journalist and cultural producer); Yinka Esi Graves (flamenco dancer); Elvira Espejo Ayca (weaver, speaker and director of the MUSEF); André Lepecki (writer and performance curator) Pedro G. Romero (artist); Carlos A. Saurí (curator and director of the Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló) and María Puig de la Bellacasa (researcher)

Ruptures and remediations of discourse

University of Valencia: Mireia Ferrer Álvarez (professor in the Art History area of ​​the Faculty of Geography and History); Anacleto Ferrer Mas (professor of the area of ​​Aesthetics and Theory of the Arts of the Faculty of Philosophy); Hasan G. López (professor in the area of ​​Aesthetics and Theory of Art at the Faculty of Philosophy); Eva Mompó López (professor in the Didactics and School Organization area of ​​the Faculty of Education Sciences); Nicolás Sánchez Durá (professor of the Metaphysics area of ​​the Faculty of Philosophy); Teresa Vicente Rabanaque (professor in the area of ​​Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Faculty of Social Sciences); Vanessa Vidal (professor in the area of ​​Aesthetics and Theory of Art at the Faculty of Philosophy); Luis Vives (Professor of Art History) and Pau Carazo (Professor of Zoology)

Polytechnic University of Valencia: Juan Vicente Aliaga (professor of gender, sexuality, politics in contemporary artistic practices at the Faculty of Fine Arts); Eva Álvarez (professor in the Department of Architectural Projects at the UPV); Carlos Gómez (professor in the Department of Architectural Projects at the UPV); Mijo Miquel (professor of Theory and Visual Practices in the Contemporary City at the Faculty of Fine Arts); Guille Palau (director of the Department of Rural and Agri-Food Engineering, expert in applied creativity, innovation and team management), Marina Pastor (director of the Department of Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts), Elena Rocamora (professor of aesthetics and visual culture at the Faculty of Fine Arts) and Guillermo Ros (a sculpture professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts)

Walking with our heads, thinking with our feet

Migue Martínez García (researcher); Societat Doctor Alonso (Sofía Asencio and Tomás Aragay, playwrights and performers), Taller Placer (Paula Miralles, Vicente Arlandis, artists)

Singular / Plural

Academic managers and managers of accompaniments and consultancies

QUALIFICATIONS:  UV: Certificate in  Articulations. Thinking and Critical Practices IVAM (30 ECTS) + UPV: Diploma of University Extension in Articulations. IVAM Contemporary Artistic Practices (30 ECTS).
The programme of studies is designed to be followed jointly and simultaneously at the IVAM and students must therefore enrol for both qualifications. The IVAM will provide a certificate of achievement.

DATES: 04.10.23 – 28.06.2024

REQUIREMENTS: Interest in contemporary art practices, critical thinking, aesthetics and art histories. No prior qualifications are required.

REGISTRATION: 1900€ (includes both certificates)

MODALIDAD:  In person

TIMETABLE:  Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 14.00

VENUE: IVAM. Centre Julio González
Some sessions may be held at the universities and other associate venues.