Publicatie: Global Studies. Mapping Contemporary Art and Culture
With Global Studies: Mapping Contemporary Art and Culture, the project ‘GAM—Global Art and the Museum’ seeks to provide an overview of the institutional and ideological landscape of contemporary art and culture in a global context. In the last decades, the increasing complexity of political, economic, and social relationships worldwide has been shaping the worlds of art and culture, whose institutions often have yet to adapt to new local and global conditions. Museums, biennials, and diverging art markets take on different roles in different places, while they themselves become the subject matter of a steadily diversifying range of academic disciplines. In this book, case studies on individual artists, regional scenes, and their relations to the global show the diversity and conflicts within the art worlds and provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary discussion of these issues by historical, cultural, and social sciences.
The goal of the project is to analyze how globalization has affected the situation of art museums, the art market, and the field of art criticism. Besides case studies of individual artists and scenes, Global Studies outlines the histories of regional art practices, exhibitions, and ‘contemporary’ ideologies. Numerous essays by international scholars create a foundation for a discussion of interdisciplinary social sciences, humanities, and history. In addition, the richly illustrated volume contains brief analyses of selected art institutions from around the world.
Global Studies: Mapping Contemporary Art and Culture
Hans Belting, Jacob Birken, Andrea Buddensieg, Peter Weibel (eds.)
456 pages, 96 illustrations, with 22 in color
Hatje Cantz Verlag
Global Art History /