Curating After the Global: Roadmaps for the Present
Paul O’Neill, Lucy Steeds & Mick Wilson, eds, 2019
The MIT Press, Cambridge, MASS., CCS Bard, Luma Foundation, 2019; 340 pages (Forthcoming)
It has become commonplace to talk of a globalized artworld, with specific circulations of discourses, commodities, and individuals, and even to speak of contemporary art as a driver of globalization. This universalization of what art is, or can be, is often presumed to be claimed at the cost of local traditions and any sense of locality and embeddedness. But what exactly does it mean to be global, or to be local in the context of artistic, curatorial, and theoretical knowledge and practice?