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Art and globalization

Art and globalization

Kim, Alice; Valiavicharska, Zhivka; Elkins, James, 1955-

The "biennale culture" now determines much of the art world. Literature on the worldwide dissemination of art assumes nationalism and ethnic identity, but rarely analyzes it. At the same time there is extensive theorizing about globalization in political theory, cultural studies, postcolonial theory, political economy, sociology, and anthropology. Art and Globalization brings political and cultural theorists together with writers and historians concerned specifically with the visual arts in order to test the limits of the conceptualization of the global in art. Among the major writers on contemporary international art represented in this book are Rasheed Araeen, Joaquín Barriendos, Susan Buck-Morss, John Clark, Iftikhar Dadi, T. J. Demos, Néstor García Canclini, Charles Green, Suman Gupta, Harry Harootunian, Michael Ann Holly, Shigemi Inaga, Fredric Jameson, Caroline Jones, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Anthony D. King, Partha Mitter, Keith Moxey, Saskia Sassen, Ming Tiampo, and C. J. W.-L. Wee. Art and Globalization is the first book in the Stone Art Theory Institutes Series. The five volumes, each on a different theoretical issue in contemporary art, build on conversations held in intensive, weeklong closed meetings. Each volume begins with edited and annotated transcripts of those meetings, followed by assessments written by a wide community of artists, scholars, historians, theorists, and critics. The result is a series of well-informed, contentious, open-ended dialogues about the most difficult theoretical and philosophical problems we face in rethinking the arts today

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Published University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University Press, c2010

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Statement of responsibility: edited by James Elkins, Zhivka Valiavicharska, and Alice Kim
ISBN: 0271037164, 0271037172, 9780271037165, 9780271037172
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: x, 294 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Series: The Stone art theory institutes ; v. 1
Subject: Art and globalization.; Art and Design.
Series Title: Stone art theory institutes ; v. 1.


  1. Contents
  2. Series Preface
  3. First Introduction
  4. James Elkins
  5. Second Introduction
  6. Zhivka Valiavicharska
  7. The Seminars
  8. 1. The National Situation
  9. 2. Translation
  10. 3. The Prehistory of Globalization
  11. 4. Hybridity
  12. 5. Temporality
  13. 6. Postcolonial Narratives
  14. 7. Neoliberalism
  15. 8. Four Failures of the Seminars
  16. 9. Universality
  17. Assessments
  18. Caroline A. Jones
  19. Karl Eric Leitzel
  20. Rasheed Araeen
  21. Néstor García Canclini
  22. Blake Gopnik
  23. Marina Grzinic
  24. Jonathan Harris
  25. Anthony D. King
  26. Nina Möntmann
  27. Ming Tiampo
  28. Reiko Tomii
  29. C. J. W.-L. Wee
  30. John Clark
  31. Iftikhar Dadi
  32. Mark Jarzombek
  33. Tani Barlow
  34. Esther Gabara
  35. Ján Bakos
  36. T. J. Demos
  37. Chris Berry
  38. Hyungmin Pai
  39. Partha Mitter
  40. Carolyn Loeb
  41. Suman Gupta
  42. Saskia Sassen
  43. Charles Green
  44. Joaquín Barriendos
  45. Afterword
  46. James Elkins
  47. Notes on the Contributors
  48. Index