L'Internationale is a confederation of seven major European modern and contemporary art institutions and partners. L'Internationale proposes a space for art within a non-hierarchical and decentralised internationalism, based on the values of difference and horizontal exchange among a constellation of cultural agents, locally rooted and globally connected. L’internationale works in collaboration with partners such as Valand Academy (VA), Göteborg, Sweden, and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin, Ireland, along with associate organizations from the academic and artistic fields. One of the main sites where research and debate related to the projects of L'Internationale takes place is on the online platform: L'Internationale Online
Our Many Europes is the current programme by the European museum confederation "L'Internationale " and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The members of L'Internationale (Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Moderna galerija (MG+msum), Ljubljana, Van Abbemuseum, The Netherlands, MACBA, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie, SALT Research and programs Istanbul and Ankara, and Museo Reina Sofía) and its partners National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin and Valand Academy (Gothenburg University) are presenting more than 40 public activities (conferences, exhibitions,workshops) from now and until May 2022.
The confederation takes its name from the workers' anthem "L'Internationale", which calls for an equitable and democratic society with reference to the historical labour movement.
In 2013 the five-year programme The Uses of Art – The Legacy of 1848 and 1989 (UoA) started. This is a dense programme of exhibitions, symposia, publications, magazines, an online forum, an education platform and staff exchange. UoA concludes in 2017 with simultaneous exhibitions and events activated across Europe.
This follows the two-year project 1957-1986. Art from the Decline of Modernism to the Rise of Globalisation.