Former West : Art And The Contemporary After 1989

Stilinovic, Mladen and Osborne, Peter and Groys, Boris and Enwezor, Okwui and Schöllhammer, Georg and von Osten, Marion and Mignolo, Walter D. and Salti, Rasha. Former West : Art And The Contemporary After 1989. Utrecht, Netherlands: BAK (basis voor actuele kunst); Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2017.

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Abstract (English)

"What has become of the so-called West after the Cold War? Why hasn't the West simply become “former,” as has its supposed counterpart, the “former East”? In this book, artists, thinkers, and activists explore the repercussions of the political, cultural, and economic events of 1989 on both art and the contemporary. The culmination of an eight-year curatorial research experiment, Former West imagines a world beyond our immediate condition.

The writings, visual essays, and conversations in Former West—more than seventy diverse contributions with global scope—unfold a tangled cartography far more complex than the simplistic dichotomy of East vs. West. In fact, the Cold War was a contest not between two ideological blocs but between two variants of Western modernity. It is this conceptual “Westcentrism” that a “formering” of the West seeks to undo." -- Publisher's website

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Hlavajova, Maria (Editor); Sheikh, Simon (Editor); Stilinovic, Mladen (Author); Osborne, Peter (Author); Groys, Boris (Author); Enwezor, Okwui (Author); Schöllhammer, Georg (Author); von Osten, Marion (Author); Mignolo, Walter D. (Author); Salti, Rasha (Author); [et alii]
Dossier: 700 - ART ET SOCIÉTÉ / ART AND SOCIETY
Collation: 748 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780262533836
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Utrecht, Netherlands: BAK (basis voor actuele kunst); Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press
Keywords: COLD WAR; POST-COLONIALISM; POSTHUMANISM; HISTORY
Copyright Statement: artists; authors
Notes:

Includes bibliographical references.
Includes biographical notes.
Includes an index.

Deposited by: Artexte Catalogueur
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2021 20:15
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2021 21:31
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/33450
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