Mapping Contemporary Art and Culture
Edited by Hans Belting, Jacob Birken, Peter Weibel, Andrea Buddensieg. Text by Thomas Fillitz, Rania Gaafar, Anthony Gardner, Birgit Hopfener, Nicola Müllerschön, Adele Tan et al.
This is the third volume in Hans Belting and Peter Weibel’s Global Art and the Museum series, which analyzes how globalization affects the industry of contemporary art. Alongside case studies of individual artists, Global Studies outlines the histories of various regional art practices, exhibitions and ideologies. Among the topics covered are Indonesia’s art market bubble; Austrian documentary filmmakers Intersections series; Zimbabwean stone sculpture of the past decade; Alighiero Boetti’s Afghan embroideries; the influence of Chinese aesthetics on the opening ceremony at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Among the contributing scholars are Chrischona Schmidt, Irina Vogelsang, Carol Yinghua Lu, Adele Tan, Anthony Gardner, Julia T.S. Binter, Isabel Seliger, Birgit Hopfener, Ding Ning, Patrick D. Flores, Monica Juneja, Cathrine Bublatzsky, Elizabeth Harney, Agung Hujatnika, Anne Linden and Rania Gaafar.