Is Art History Global?

Author: James Elkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135867666

Category: Art

Page: 128

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This is the third volume in The Art Seminar, James Elkin's series of conversations on art and visual studies. Is Art History Global? stages an international conversation among art historians and critics on the subject of the practice and responsibility of global thinking within the discipline. Participants range from Keith Moxey of Columbia University to Cao Yiqiang, Ding Ning, Cuautemoc Medina, Oliver Debroise, Renato Gonzalez Mello, and other scholars.

Art and Globalization

Author: James Elkins,Zhivka Valiavicharska,Alice Kim

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271074418

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 7821

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.

Zur Problematik der Universalität. Vorteile und Grenzen einer globalen Kunstgeschichte

Anhand von James Elkins‘ "Is Art History Global?"

Author: Lisa Minor

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656924821

Category: Art

Page: 29

View: 316

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2013 im Fachbereich Kunst - Kunstgeschichte, Note: 1,7, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) (Institut für Kunstgeschichte), Veranstaltung: Hauptseminar Ästhetik/Kulturtheorie: Globale Kunstgeschichte, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Das Abwägen zwischen der Nützlichkeit einer globalen Kunstgeschichte und dem neo-imperialistischen Einfluss, den die westlichen Methoden oftmals als ‹Universalität› ihres Faches verkennen, ist auch Gegenstand des Sammelbandes, der dieser Arbeit zugrunde liegt. James Elkins, ein renommierter Kunsthistoriker, der in den USA aufgewachsen ist und derzeit auch dort lebt, hat den Versuch unternommen, die Frage nach der Universalität der Kunstgeschichte zu beantworten. Der Titel des Bandes „Is Art Histroy Global?“ (2007) verspricht eine möglichst umfassende Analyse des gegenwärtigen Zustandes des Faches und der möglichen Entwicklung. Die vorliegende Arbeit soll nun den Band vorstellen und anschließend die Argumentationsstruktur untersuchen, um so mögliche Thesen zur Beantwortung der Frage nach einer globalen Kunstgeschichte herauszuarbeiten. Anschließend wird auf Grundlage der einschlägigen Literatur zum Thema , eine theoretische Reflexion des gegenwärtigen Zustandes der Disziplin der Kunstgeschichte erfolgen. Wichtiger Bestandteil dieser kritischen Auseinandersetzungen werden die Forschungsansätze der Post-colonial-Studies sein. Somit soll auch der gesamte Band auf seine Authentizität und Nützlichkeit zur Beantwortung der Frage nach einer globalen Kunstgeschichte geprüft werden.

The Codes of the Global in the Twenty-first Century

Author: Anna Maria Guasch

Publisher: Edicions Universitat Barcelona

ISBN: 8491680349

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 6465

At the start of the twenty-first century, the contemporary implies a clear desire to affirm a type of art that is expanding across the globe, challenging old geographical borders, and reclaiming narratives of place and displacement; in other words, new cultural practices that transfigure the relationship between the global and the local, and articulate the discourse of difference. Being in the place of here and now, working with others in simultaneous and specific practice, and contemplating the production of work in the experience of connection means raising the value of the performative aspect of practice and displacing the reflective role of cultural production. In the new cartography of this multifarious global art, the author, who combines theoretical and curatorial discourse with creative practice, defines how global concepts circulate from the critical analysis of transnational contemporary art to the global.

»Global Art History«

Transkulturelle Verortungen von Kunst und Kunstwissenschaft

Author: Julia Allerstorfer,Monika Leisch-Kiesl

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839440610

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 1849

Der kontrovers diskutierte Begriff einer globalen Kunstgeschichte, »Global Art History«, wird in diesem Band zum übergreifenden Thema gemacht. Die Beiträge international renommierter KunsthistorikerInnen fokussieren jeweils spezifische Regionen und künstlerische Praxen, die in globalen und transkulturellen Zusammenhängen differenziert betrachtet werden. Es geht um Standortbestimmungen, theoretische Fundierungen und methodische Klärungen - und nicht zuletzt darum, wie Kunstgeschichten außerhalb euro-amerikanischer Kontexte gedacht und geschrieben werden.

Chinese Landscape Painting as Western Art History

Author: James Elkins

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622090001

Category: Art

Page: 208

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This is a provocative essay of reflections on traditional mainstream scholarship on Chinese art as done by towering figures in the field such as James Cahill and Wen Fong. James Elkins offers an engaging and accessible survey of his personal journey encountering and interpreting Chinese art through Western scholars' writings. He argues that the search for optimal comparisons is itself a modern, Western interest, and that art history as a discipline is inherently Western in several identifiable senses. Although he concentrates on art history in this book, and on Chinese painting in particular, these issues bear implications for Sinology in general, and for wider questions about humanistic inquiry and historical writing. Jennifer Purtle's Foreword provides a useful counterpoint from the perspective of a Chinese art specialist, anticipating and responding to other specialists’ likely reactions to Elkins's hypotheses.

The possibility of a Global Art History

Author: Kelly Clarkson

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656413991

Category: History

Page: 17

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Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject History - Miscellaneous, grade: A, University of Cambridge, language: English, abstract: Contemporary art is now judged as a historical experience commencing from the end of world war II, in 1945. The current crop of artists is contributing their mite to the highly multifaceted and globalized economy of cultural packages. The year 1945 was turning point, because after the war, and the establishment of American superiority, the cultural political and economic power shifted partially from Europe to the US. It was not surprising because the erstwhile European colonialism also waned considerably. A new generation of artists has evolved around this time, who consistently overturned the existing modernist practices and established new tools for dealing with contemporary art in Europe and North America, leading to what Guy Debord described as “society of the spectacle”, which gives prominence to the visual arts, which in turn dictate the various cultural practices, and in general, specify the way people interpret, contest or maneuver contemporary life (Amelia, J., 2006). Assuming that, post world war II, contemporary arts is now 60 years old, it is indeed a surprise that so much of history has come to pass with such speed and density of events during this short period in world history. This has necessitated the need for developing the capabilities of understanding and appreciating the visual arts since 1945. These facts serve as a vital addition to the existing texts on social, aesthetic and chronological development of contemporary art. Most of these surveys concentrated on the Euro-American art since 1945, with just a little attention to non-European American art developments and history (Amelia, J., 2006). As art continues to bargain on its affiliation to globalization it wonders what consequences globalization will have on it. We also wonder whether art history could go global, and if so, what it will look like and who would be running the show. This subject will need to cover every aspect of space, travel, national identity and intra-cultural impacts of the day (Amelia, J., 2006).

The Global Art World

Audiences, Markets, and Museums

Author: Hans Belting,Andrea Buddensieg

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub

ISBN: 9783775724074

Category: Art

Page: 407

View: 7041

This is the second publication from the ongoing research series, Global Art and the Museum (GAM), which was initiated in 2001 by German art historian Hans Belting and artist, writer and curator Peter Weibel at the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany. The last 20 years have seen a rapid globalization of the art world, resulting in geographic decentralization and a shift away from a primarily Western perspective. GAM's aim is to analyze the effect of these changes on the art market, museums and art criticism. This volume comprises a collection of essays by experts--such as Claude Ardouin, Keeper of the African Section of London's British Museum, Koeki Claessens, Director of Central Africa's Royal Museum and Eugene Tan, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore--who presented at the 2007 conference.

Kritische Berichte

Mitteilungsorgan des Ulmer Vereins Verband für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 1953


Circulations in the Global History of Art

Author: Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann,Catherine Dossin,Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317166140

Category: Art

Page: 262

View: 9205

The project of global art history calls for balanced treatment of artifacts and a unified approach. This volume emphasizes questions of transcultural encounters and exchanges as circulations. It presents a strategy that highlights the processes and connections among cultures, and also responds to the dynamics at work in the current globalized art world. The editors’ introduction provides an account of the historical background to this approach to global art history, stresses the inseparable bond of theory and practice, and suggests a revaluation of materialist historicism as an underlying premise. Individual contributions to the book provide an overview of current reflection and research on issues of circulation in relation to global art history and the globalization of art past and present. They offer a variety of methods and approaches to the treatment of different periods, regions, and objects, surveying both questions of historiography and methodology and presenting individual case studies. An 'Afterword' by James Elkins gives a critique of the present project. The book thus deliberately leaves discussion open, inviting future responses to the large questions it poses.

Landscape Theory

Author: Rachel DeLue,James Elkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135902259

Category: Art

Page: 376

View: 6484

Artistic representations of landscape are studied widely in areas ranging from art history to geography to sociology, yet there has been little consensus about how to understand the relationship between landscape and art. This book brings together more than fifty scholars from these multiple disciplines to establish new ways of thinking about landscape in art.

Performing the Archive

The Transformation of the Archive in Contemporary Art from Repository of Documents to Art Medium

Author: Simone Osthoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982530900

Category: Art

Page: 203

View: 6706

Instead of smoothing over contemporary art's violent and iconoclastic dimensions, instead of sanitizing and making complex artworks docile in terms of archival possibilities, this book suggests we abandon our fantasy of mastery over representation and respond in kind to the archive-as-artwork, to "living" archives, and to reenactments of history with their seamless connections between fiction and non-fiction. Among the concepts examined are Vilem Flusser's techno-imagination, Lygia Clark's and Helio Oiticica's participatory aesthetics, and Paulo Bruscky's and Eduardo Kac's literal performances of the archive. They contribute to the erosion of the archive's former boundaries, stability, function, and meaning. Writing alongside the artists as much as about them, Osthoff examines the archive mise-en-abyme, as it grows increasingly recombinant and generative. Simone Osthoff received her Ph.D. from the European Graduate School and is Associate Professor of Critical Studies in the School of Visual Arts at Pennsylvania State University. An art critic and historian of contemporary art, her numerous essays, focusing on media art practices and issues of historiography, have been published internationally and translated into over eight languages.


Entwürfe für eine Bildwissenschaft

Author: Hans Belting

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783770552214

Category: Art

Page: 278

View: 8693


World Art Studies

Exploring Concepts and Approaches

Author: Kitty Zijlmans,Wilfried Van Damme

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789078088226

Category: Art

Page: 461

View: 7909

This timely volume challenges the narrow Western-centrism of most art historical models. Archaeologists have found that, for tens of thousands of years, all human cultures have shared a desire for visual representation or expression. Yet the study of art history has traditionally focused on Western artworks of the past few centuries. "World Art Studies" examines the phenomenon of art through a broader cultural, global and temporal perspective, bringing together a uniquely exhaustive range of perspectives on art and borrowing approaches from the study of neuroscience, evolutionary biology, anthropology and geography as models--alongside more conventional art historical perspectives. In musicology or linguistics, using such diverse viewpoints for reflection and research is considered part of the normal process. In that spirit, this volume goes beyond abstract models, using case studies to demonstrate and examine specific methods of investigation.

Molekulares Rot

Theorie für das Anthropozän

Author: McKenzie Wark

Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3957574412

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 5008

»Vielleicht brauchen wir eine neue kritische Theorie. Oder eine neu-alte, denn wie sich herausstellt, gab es bereits einmal eine kraftvolle und originelle Denkströmung, die in einem früheren, gescheiterten Versuch, die Vorgeschichte – die Zeit vor dem Anthropozän – zu beenden, beinahe ausgelöscht worden wäre.« Im Rückgriff auf die Ideengeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts, insbesondere auf Alexander Bogdanov und Andrej Platonow, versucht McKenzie Wark in diesem radikalen Großessay die Grundlegung einer Theorie für das Anthropozän. Er fordert dabei einen alternativen – und keinen spekulativen – Realismus. Einen Realismus, der für plurale, sich mit anderen Geschichten befassende Narrative offen ist. Im Schatten der Kohlenstoffbefreiungsfront ruft er dazu auf, eine neue Poetik und Technik zur Wissensorganisation zu erschaffen, und wagt es, die Misere unserer Zeit neu zu denken.


Author: Maggie Nelson

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446261575

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 759

Maggie Nelson kennt alle Schattierungen und Geheimnisse der Farbe Blau – stolz hütet sie ihre Sammlung blauer Objekte –, und sie kennt alle Künstler, die dem Blau verfallen waren: ob Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday oder Yves Klein. Aber zugleich nutzt sie die Farbe, um sich selbst zu erkunden. Denn hinter all dem Nachsinnen über Blau verbirgt sich die Geschichte einer tragischen Liebe. Er, der Prinz des Blauen, hat sie verlassen. Also gibt sie sich mit ganzer Kraft dem hin, was von ihm übrig ist: dem Blau. Kaum jemand hat seinen Schmerz auf so poetische, inspirierende Weise seziert, wie Maggie Nelson es hier tut – eine lyrische, philosophische und sehr persönliche Erkundung der eigenen Leidensfähigkeit.

DuMont-Weltatlas der Kunst

Author: John Onians

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783832153335


Page: 350

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Atlas zur Weltgeschichte im Überblick nach Epochen und Regionen.

A Chinese word on image

Zheng Qiao (1104-1162) and his thought on images

Author: Han Si

Publisher: N.A


Category: Pictures

Page: 270

View: 5841