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Art and Globalization


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Table of Contents


Series Preface

First Introduction

James Elkins

Second Introduction

Zhivka Valiavicharska

The Seminars

1. The National Situation

2. Translation

3. The Prehistory of Globalization

4. Hybridity

5. Temporality

6. Postcolonial Narratives

7. Neoliberalism

8. Four Failures of the Seminars

9. Universality


Caroline A. Jones

Karl Eric Leitzel

Rasheed Araeen

Néstor García Canclini

Blake Gopnik

Marina Grzinic

Jonathan Harris

Anthony D. King

Nina Möntmann

Ming Tiampo

Reiko Tomii

C. J. W.-L. Wee

John Clark

Iftikhar Dadi

Mark Jarzombek

Tani Barlow

Esther Gabara

Ján Bakoš

T. J. Demos

Chris Berry

Hyungmin Pai

Partha Mitter

Carolyn Loeb

Suman Gupta

Saskia Sassen

Charles Green

Joaquín Barriendos


James Elkins

Notes on the Contributors


About the Author

James Elkins is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Zhivka Valiavicharska is a PhD candidate in the Rhetoric Department at the University of California, Berkeley.

Alice Kim is a PhD candidate in the Rhetoric Department at the University of California, Berkeley.


“In our era of biennales and international galleries, contemporary art compels both a new, wider analysis as well as a rethinking of basic forms and definitions. Presented in the form of dialogues, even debates, in transcript, followed by individual responses, Art and Globalization’s distillation of collective seminar discussions intends to open, rather than to close, its topics: considerations of both the recent history of visual culture toward some guiding theory of globalization and its consequences for art production and consumption across space rather than time. Readers should be alerted that this seminar will surely engage them as participants and partisans, sharpening their own personal responses to the contemporary art world, but without offering consistency, closure, or conclusions.”—Larry Silver,Farquhar Professor of Art History, University of Pennsylvania

“This multivoiced volume successfully evokes the vastness of artistic production on a global scale. The conversations, assessments, and programmatic introductions and afterword make it crystal clear that if art is to be understood in global terms, the tasks of conceptual clarification, concept development, and methodological innovation must be taken up with intelligence, honesty, and energy, and in a way that takes thinking about art well beyond the usual parochialisms.”—Mette Hjort,Chair Professor and Head, Visual Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

“Art and Globalization makes an important contribution to the diverse critical practices and aesthetic performances that define the global era. The editors have orchestrated a range of perspectives passionately expressed by a roster of talented voices from across the world.”—Homi K. Bhabha,Harvard University

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