Making Art Global (Part 2) : Magiciens de la terre 1989

Steeds, Lucy; Poinsot, Jean-Marc; Martin, Jean-Hubert; Araeen, Rasheed; Fisher, Jean; Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty; McEvilley, Thomas; Bruly Bouabré, Frédéric; Kruger, Barbara. Making Art Global (Part 2) : Magiciens de la terre 1989. London, England: Afterall Books, 2013.

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Abstract (English)

"In 1989, an exhibition in Paris united the work of over a hundred artists and, since only half would be described as Western, it radically challenged the Western art system from within. ‘Magiciens de la Terre’ argued for the universality of the creative impulse and endeavoured to offer direct aesthetic experience of contemporary works of art made globally and presented on equal terms. Photographs and gallery plans reconstruct the exhibition in detail, and an essay by Lucy Steeds provides an extended examination of its history, context and choices. A new essay by Jean-Marc Poinsot looks at the discursive legacy, while another by Pablo Lafuente inscribes 'Magiciens de la Terre' within the wider history of exhibition practice. Additional texts include a programmatic statement by curator Jean-Hubert Martin, and an interview with Benjamin Buchloh addressing his plans right before the opening. These are accompanied by responses from the time by Rasheed Araeen, Jean Fisher and Thomas McEvilley, as well as a previously unpublished paper Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak presented at the colloquium that accompanied the exhibition. Recent reassessments of the show by participating artists Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Alfredo Jaar and Barbara Kruger are also included. This title is a companion to Making Art Global (Part 1) : The Third Havana Biennial 1989" -- p. [4] of cover.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Lafuente, Pablo (Prefacer); Steeds, Lucy (Editor); Steeds, Lucy (Author); Poinsot, Jean-Marc (Author); Martin, Jean-Hubert (Author); Buchloch, Benjamin H.D. (Interviewer); Martin, Jean-Hubert (Interviewee); Araeen, Rasheed (Author); Fisher, Jean (Author); Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty (Author); McEvilley, Thomas (Author); Bruly Bouabré, Frédéric (Author); Jaar, Alfredo (Interviewee); Godoy Vega, Francisco (Interviewer); Kruger, Barbara (Author)
Collation: 304 p. : ill. (some col.), plan ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9783863352585
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: London, England: Afterall Books
Copyright Statement: Afterall, Central Saint-Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, the artists and the authors

Includes author biographies (p. 288-290) and a selected bibliography (p. 292-295).

Series Name: Exhibition Histories ; [4]
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