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Re-envisioning the contemporary art canon: perspectives in a global world

Re-envisioning the contemporary art canon: perspectives in a global world

Iskin, Ruth, editor

Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon: Perspectives in a Global World seeks to dissect and interrogate the nature of the present-day art field, which has experienced dramatic shifts in the past 50 years. In discussions of the canon of art history, the notion of `inclusiveness', both at the level of rhetoric and as a desired practice is on the rise and gradually replacing talk of `exclusion', which dominated critiques of the canon up until two decades ago. The art field has dramatically, if insufficiently, changed in the half-century since the first protests and critiques of the exclusion of `others' from the art canon. With increased globalization and shifting geopolitics, the art field is expanding beyond its Euro-American focus, as is particularly evident in the large-scale international biennales now held all over the globe. Are canons and counter-canons still relevant? Can they be re-envisioned rather than merely revised? Following an introduction that discusses these issues, thirteen newly commissioned essays present case studies of consecration in the contemporary art field, and three commissioned discussions present diverse positions on issues of the canon and consecration processes today. This volume will be of interest to instructors and students of contemporary art, art history, and museum and curatorial studies

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Published London: Routledge, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Ruth E. Iskin
ISBN: 1317275047, 9781317275039, 9781317275046
Note: Formerly CIP.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white)
Subject: Modernism; History of art; Museology & heritage studies; Art and globalization History 20th century.; Art and globalization.; The arts: general issues; Art and Design; Canon (Art)
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781138192683