- Venue: ICI Berlin
10119 Berlin, Germany
Presented in collaboration with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW Berlin), ICI Berlin, the Centre for Transcultural Analysis at Carleton University (CTCA), and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU as part of the 2018 Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange.
With the support from the NYU Global Research Initiatives, Office of the Provost.
Co-convened by Annette Bhagwati, Alexandra Chang, Birgit Hopfener, and Ming Tiampo.
3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Panel & Discussion
This panel addresses the lived entanglements of the global that are not adequately theorized by notions of the global and the local, which bifurcate experiences that are necessarily co-constituting. It will take up the question of how artworks, artists, cultural producers, art historians, historians, and theorists who simultaneously exist on multiple and intertwining scales, co-constitute the global in relation with one another through meaning making/world-making processes of (critical) interconnecting, social networks, transnational/transcultural historiography, the circulation of objects, and imagined communities.
We aim to address methodological challenges in the study of art history that reimagines its possible narratives by simultaneously holding account of art’s global resonances and its local, national, and regional frameworks. The papers on this panel are situated at the intersection between diaspora, postcolonial, and global (art history) studies. They seek to decolonize and deimperialize new top-down narratives of so called “global art”, that often identify global capitalism as the universal condition and will instead shed light on the multiperspectival polyphony that co-constitutes the global.
Panelists: Birgit Hopfener (Carleton University), Devika Singh (Cambridge University), Francesca Tarocco (NYU Shanghai and Ca’ Foscari University, Venice), David Teh (National University of Singapore), and Ming Tiampo (Carleton University). Moderated by John Tain.
6:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Coffee Break
6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Book Launch for Situating Global Art: Topologies, Temporalities, Trajectories
Situating Global Art: Topologies, Temporalities, Trajectories (Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2018) was edited by Sarah Dornhof, Nanne Buurman, Birgit Hopfener, and Barbara Lutz.
6:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Break
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Keynote: Lydia H. Liu (Columbia University)
8:30 – 9:00 p.m. Reception
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