'The conditions of alienation and exclusion are inextricably linked to the experience of the migrant. This ground-breaking volume explores both the increasing emergence of the theme of migration as a dominant subject matter in art as well as the ways in which the varied mobilities of a globalised world have radically reshaped art’s conditions of production, reception, and display. In a wide-ranging selection of essays, fourteen distinguished scholars in the fields of visual studies, art history, literary studies, global studies, and art criticism explore the universality of conditions of global migration and interdependence, inviting a rethinking of existing perspectives in postcolonial, transnational, and diaspora studies, and laying the foundation for empirical and theoretical directions beyond the terms of these traditional frameworks.' (Back Cover)

With contributors' biographies. 
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Clark Studies in the Visual Arts

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Introduction - Saloni MATHUR

Part One: Mapping Migration

The Migrant's Time - Ranajit GUHA

The Art of Displacement: Mona Hatoum's Logic of Irreconcilables - Edward SAID

Erase and Rewind: When Does Art History in the Black Diaspora Actually Begin? - Kobena MERCER

Globalisation, Modernity, and the Avant-Garde - May JOSEPH

Part Two: Dialectics of Displacement

Migration, Law, and the Image: Beyond the Veil of Ignorance - W. J. T. MITCHELL

From Diaspora to Exile: Black Women Artists in 1960s and 1970s Europe - Richard J. POWELL

A Building with Many Speakers: Turkish 'Guest Workers' and Alvaro Siza's Bonjour Tristesse Housing for IBA–Berlin - Esra AKCAN

Sea Dreams: Isaac Julien's Western Union: Small Boats - Jennifer A. GONZALEZ

Locating World Art - Stanley ABE, 阿部賢次

Part Three: Modes of Engagement

Cosmopolitanism Assemblages Art - Nikos PAPASTERGIADIS

Zarina Hashmi and the Arts of Dispossession - Aamir R. MUFTI

Flash in the East, Flash in the West - Miwon KWON

Running the Earth: Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba's Breathing Is Free: 12,756.3 - Nora A. TAYLOR

Transaesthetics in the Photographs of Shirin Neshat - Iftikhar DADI

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