Published on the occasion of the titled exhibition, curated by Philippe Vergne with Douglas Fogle and Olukemi Ilesanmi for the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, February to May 2003. The exhibition subsequently travelled to Turin, Italy and Houston, Texas. 

'The rise of globalism has created tremendous challenges to old economic, political, and cultural paradigms, and these changes are reflected in artistic practices. Disciplinary boundaries are crossed as easily as geographical ones. How does the new internationalism that we are facing affect aesthetics and artistic production? Is there a link, for example, between the rise of video works and the global availability of the digital medium? Does the global information age facilitate an "international language of art" and an alternative reading of art history, toward art histories?

From the perspective of a museum of modern and contemporary art, the institution has to overcome a major contradiction: between its mission of permanence and its mission of change. How can cultural institutions contribute to the revamping of their own structures now that the hegemony of western modernity is being challenged? How can museums connect with new audiences through different practices, different scholarship, and different interpretative strategies growing out of the sedimentation of their history?

To invite and encourage such dialogue, How Latitudes Become Forms: Art in a Global Age looks at current scholarship on globalism and changing curatorial practices, and identifies critical models provided by artists themselves. This catalogue features though-provoking essays and conversations by curators, critics, and cultural programmers from across the world as well as the multidisciplinary artworks of more than forty visual, film/video, performing, and new media artists from Brazil, China, India, Japan, South Africa, Turkey, and the United States.' - from back cover

Includes artists' profiles accompanied by images, information on parallel programmes, supplementary reading material (reprinted from other sources), and a checklist of exhibited works. Please note only Asian artists are indexed below.
Access level

Onsite

Location code EX.USA.HLB
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2003

No of pages

352

ISBN / ISSN

9780935640731

No of copies

1

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings
Globalization from the Rear: 'Would You Care to Dance, Mr. Malevich?'

- Philippe VERGNE

The Local Tango and the Global Dance

- Vasif KORTUN, Cuauhtémoc MEDINA

Initiatives, Alternatives: Notes in a Temporary and Raw State

- HOU Hanru, 侯瀚如

Musings on Globalism and Institutional Change

- Kathy HALBREICH, Vishakha N. DESAI

Interactions/Intersections: Cultural Globalism and Educational Practice

- Sarah SCHULTZ, Kiyoko MOTOYAMA SIMS, Susan ROTILIE, Christi ATKINSON, Meredith WALTERS

Content, Context, and Cultural Commitment: Curating the Performing Arts

- Philip BITHER, Baraka SELE

Revolt, Dysfunction, Dementia: Towards the Body of 'Empire'

- Hidenaga OTORI

'Le cinéma est un language universel'

- Cis BIERINCKX, Philippe VERGNE

Learning and Dislearning to Be Global: Questions at 44°53' N, 93°13' W and 22°54'24' S, 43°10'21' W

- Paulo HERKENHOFF

Just How Did Latitudes Become Forms?

- Philippe VERGNE, Douglas FOGLE, Olukemi ILESANMI, Aimee CHANG

Artists in the Exhibition
Translocations Online Exhibition
Film/Video Programs
Performing Arts Programs
Selected Reading Materials
Modernity and Difference: A Conversation Between Stuart Hall and Sarat Maharaj

- Stuart HALL, Sarat MAHARAJ

Moving Contexts

- Ann DILS, Ann Cooper ALBRIGHT

Beyond the Nationalist Panopticon: The Experience of Cyberpublics in India

- Ravi SUNDARAM

Victims, Victims Everywhere

- Slavoj ZIZEK

A Sweet Lullaby for World Music

- Steven FELD

Networked Agencies

- Andreas BROECKMANN

Ten Theses on Globalization

- Amartya SEN

Position and Program: July 1966

- Helio OITICICA

Hybrid Art?: A Look Behind the Global Scenes

- Hans BELTING

Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy

- Arjun APPADURAI

The Rediscovery of the Ordinary: Some New Writings in South Africa

- Njabulo S. NDEBELE

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