'In this landmark collection, world-renowned theorists, artists, critics, and curators explore new ways of conceiving the present and understanding art and culture in relation to it. They revisit from fresh perspectives key issues regarding modernity and postmodernity, including the relationship between art and broader social and political currents, as well as important questions about temporality and change. They also reflect on whether or not broad categories and terms such as modernity, postmodernity, globalization, and decolonization are still relevant or useful. Including twenty essays and seventy-seven images, Antinomies of Art and Culture is a wide-ranging yet incisive inquiry into how to understand, describe, and represent what it is to live in the contemporary moment.' —from the back cover

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Introduction: The Contemporaneity Question - Terry SMITH
Part 1: The Politics of Temporality
1. Contemporaneity between Modernity and Postmodernity - Antonio NEGRI
2. A Cultural Conjuncture in India: Art into Documentary - Geeta KAPUR
3. Some Rotten Shoots from the Seeds of Time - Rosalind KRAUSS
4. The Topology of Contemporary Art - Boris GROYS
Part 2: Multiple Modernities
5. On the Contingency of Modernity and the Persistence of Canons - Monica AMOR
6. Politics of Flexible Subjectivity: The Event Work of Lygia Clark - Suely ROLNIK
7. Double Modernity, Para-Modernity - Jonathan HAY
8. 'Particular Time, Specific Space, My Truth': Total Modernity in Chinese Contemporary Art - GAO Minglu, 高名潞
9. The Perils of Unilateral Power: Neomodernist Metaphors and the New Global Order - Sylvester Okwunodu OGBECHIE
10. Zoe Leonard, Analogue, 1998–2007 - Helen MOLESWORTH
Part 3: Afterworlds
11. The Postcolonial Constellation: Contemporary Art in a State of Permanent Transition - Okwui ENWEZOR
12. From Emigration to E-migration: Contemporaneity and the Former Second World - Nancy CONDEE
13. Aftermath: Value and Violence in Contemporary South African Art - Colin RICHARDS
14. A Case of Being 'Contemporary': Conditions, Spheres, and Narratives of Contemporary Chinese Art - WU Hung, 巫鴻
Part 4: Cotemporalities
15. Emancipation or Attachments? The Different Futures of Politics - Bruno LATOUR
16. The Return of the Sixties in Contemporary Art and Criticism - James MEYER
17. Introduction to Info-Aesthetics - Lev MANOVICH
18, The Giftshop at the End of History - McKenzie WARK
19. Spatial Aesthetics: Rethinking the Contemporary - Nikos PAPASTERGIADIS
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