Postcolonial Artists and Global Aesthetics

Drawing on a range of writers and filmmakers from Africa and elsewhere, Akin Adesokan explores the forces at work in the production and circulation of culture in a globalized world.

Postcolonial Artists and Global Aesthetics

Author: Akinwumi Adesokan

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253223458

Page: 230

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What happens when social and political processes such as globalization shape cultural production? Drawing on a range of writers and filmmakers from Africa and elsewhere, Akin Adesokan explores the forces at work in the production and circulation of culture in a globalized world. He tackles problems such as artistic representation in the era of decolonization, the uneven development of aesthetics across the world, and the impact of location and commodity culture on genres, with a distinctive approach that exposes the global processes transforming cultural forms.

Postcolonial Automobility

... Postcolonial African Cinema: From Political Engagement to Postmodernism,
Akin Adesokan's Postcolonial Artists and Global Aesthetics, Jonathan Haynes's “
African Filmmaking and the Postcolonial Predicament,” and Bekolo's interview
with ...

Postcolonial Automobility

Author: Lindsey B. Green-Simms

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452954712

Page: 280

View: 201

For more than a century cars have symbolized autonomous, unfettered mobility and an increasingly global experience. And yet, they are often used differently outside the centers of global capitalism. This pioneering book considers how, through the lens of the automobile, we can assess the pleasures, dangers, and limits of global modernity in West Africa. Through new and provocative readings of famous plays, novels, and films, as well as recent popular videos, Postcolonial Automobility reveals the surprising ways in which automobility in the region is, at once, an everyday practice, an ethos, a fantasy of autonomy, and an affective activity intimately tied to modern social life. Lindsey B. Green-Simms begins with the history of motorization in West Africa from the colonial era to the decolonizing decades after World War II, and addresses the tragedy of car accidents through a close reading of Wole Soyinka’s 1965 postindependence play The Road. Shifting to screen media, she discusses Ousmane Sembene’s Xala and Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s Quartier Mozart and reviews popular, low-budget Nollywood films. Finally, Green-Simms considers how feminist texts rewrite and work in dialogue with the male-centered films and novels where the car stands in for patriarchal power and capitalist achievement. Providing a unique perspective on technology in Africa—one refusing to be confined to narratives of either underdevelopment or inevitable progress—and covering a broad range of interdisciplinary material, Postcolonial Automobility will appeal not only to scholars and students of African literature and cinema but also to those in postcolonial and globalization studies.

Aesthetics Arts and Politics in a Global World

Focusing on art and music in diverse parts of the world, Daniel Herwitz explores a world that has largely shifted from the earlier days of nationalism, decolonization and cultural exclusion, to one of global markets and networks.

Aesthetics  Arts  and Politics in a Global World

Author: Daniel Herwitz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474299679

Page: 224

View: 106

A different set of purposes define culture today than those that preoccupied the world in the immediate decades of decolonization. Focusing on art and music in diverse parts of the world, Daniel Herwitz explores a world that has largely shifted from the earlier days of nationalism, decolonization and cultural exclusion, to one of global markets and networks. Using examples from India and Mexico to South Africa, Australia and China, Herwitz argues that the cultural politics and art being produced in these places are now post- postcolonial. Where the postcolonial downplayed formerly Eurocentric forms and celebrated art with national consciousness, the rules for 21st century cultural authenticity are quickly disappearing. Young people think of themselves in relation to global culture rather than nation-¬-building; the project of producing a new and modern art for the incipient and rising postcolonial nation is out of date. By examining the shift in which art accesses the past and the rise of trends such as hitching consumer culture to celebrity forms and branding, Herwitz's original and engaging exploration of contemporary art captures the ways in which art has given way to a new form of production, altering everything from the role of tradition and heritage in contemporary art to the terms of its vision and circulation.

Alternative Art and Anthropology

Akin Adesokan, Postcolonial Artists and Global Aesthetics (Bloomington, IN:
Indiana University Press, 2011), pp. 41–3; Tarek Elhaik, “The Incurable Image:
Curation and Repetition on a Tri-Continental Scene,” in Iain Chambers,
Alessandra de ...

Alternative Art and Anthropology

Author: Arnd Schneider

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000183270

Page: 264

View: 930

While the importance of the relationship between anthropology and contemporary art has long been recognized, the discussion has tended to be among scholars from North America, Europe, and Australia; until now, scholarship and experiences from other regions have been largely absent from mainstream debate. Alternative Art and Anthropology: Global Encounters rectifies this by offering a ground-breaking new approach to the subject. Entirely dedicated to perspectives from Asia, Latin America, and Africa, the book advances our understanding of the connections between anthropology and contemporary art on a global scale. Across ten chapters, a range of anthropologists, artists, and curators from countries such as China, Japan, Indonesia, Bhutan, Nigeria, Chile, Ecuador, and the Philippines discuss encounters between anthropology and contemporary art from their points of view, presenting readers with new vantage points and perspectives. Arnd Schneider, a leading scholar in the field, draws together the various threads to provide readers with a clear conceptual and theoretical narrative. The first to map the relationship between anthropology and contemporary art from a global perspective, this is a key text for students and academics in areas such as anthropology, visual anthropology, anthropology of art, art history, and curatorial studies.

Essays in Migratory Aesthetics

This volume addresses the impact of human movement on the aesthetic practices that make up the fabric of culture.

Essays in Migratory Aesthetics

Author: Sam Durrant

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042022361

Page: 233

View: 297

This volume addresses the impact of human movement on the aesthetic practices that make up the fabric of culture. The essays explore the ways in which cultural activities'ranging from the habitual gestures of the body to the production of specific artworks'register the impact of migration, from the forced transportation of slaves to the New World and of Jews to the death camps to the economic migration of peoples between the West and its erstwhile colonies; from the internal and external exile of Palestinians to the free movement of cosmopolitan intellectuals. Rather than focusing exclusively on art produced by those identified as migrant subjects, this collection opens up the question of how aesthetics itself migrates, transforming not only its own practices and traditions, but also the very nature of our being in the world, as subjects producing, as well as produced by, the cultures in which we live. The transformative potential of cultures on the move is both affirmed and critiqued throughout the collection, as part of an exploration of the ways in which globalisation implicates us ever more tightly in the unequal relations of production that characterise late modernity. This collection brings academic scholars from a variety of disciplines into conversation with practising visual and verbal artists; indeed, many of the essays break down the distinction between artist and academic, suggesting a dynamic interchange between critical reflection and creativity. Contributors: Mieke Bal, Sudeep Dasgupta, Sam Durrant, Isabel Hoving, Graham Huggan, Catherine Lord, Lily Markiewicz, Sarah de Mul, Griselda Pollock, Ihab Saloul, Joy Smith, Wim Staat, Judith Tucker.ContentsSam DURRANT and Catherine M. LORD: Introduction: Essays in Migratory Aesthetics1. Practices within PracticesMieke BAL: Lost in Space, Lost in the LibraryLily MARKIEWICZ: No Place ? Like HomeCatherine M. LORD: In the Cooler2. Pasts in the PresentJudith TUCKER: Painting Places: A Postmemorial Landscape?Joy SMITH: Diasporic Slavery Memorials and Dutch Moral GeographiesSarah de MUL: Travelling to the Colonial Past as Migratory Aesthetics: Aya Zikken's Terug naar de atlasvlinder3. Displaced Aesthetics/The Aesthetics of DisplacementIhab SALOUL: ?Exilic Narrativity?: The Invisibility of Home in Palestinian ExileGraham HUGGAN: Unsettled Settlers: Postcolonialism, Travelling Theory and the New Migrant AestheticsSam DURRANT: Storytellers, Novelists, and Postcolonial Melancholia: Displaced Aesthetics in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall ApartWim STAAT: Transgression of Everydayness in Heddy Honigmann's P?IVE: A Dutch Case Study in Stanley Cavell's Film Ethics4. Relations, Conflations and TraumasIsabel HOVING: Between Relation and the Bare Facts: The Migratory Imagination and RelationalitySudeep DASGUPTA: Running A(g)round: Migratory Aesthetics and the Politics of TranslationGriselda POLLOCK: Daydreaming Before History: The Last Works of Sigmund Freud and Charlotte SalomonThe ContributorsIndex

Nonaligned Modernism

An interdisciplinary book, Nonaligned Modernism highlights Yugoslavia's key role in the creation of a global modernist ethos and international postcolonial culture.

Nonaligned Modernism

Author: Bojana Videkanić

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0228000572

Page:

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In less than half a century, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia successfully defeated Fascist occupation, fended off dominating pressures from the Eastern and Western blocs, built a modern society on the ashes of war, created its own form of socialism, and led the formation of the Nonaligned Movement. This country's principles and its continued battles, fought against all odds, provided the basis for dynamic and exceptional forms of art. Drawing on archival materials, postcolonial theory, and Eastern European socialist studies, Nonaligned Modernism chronicles the emergence of late modernist artistic practices in Yugoslavia from the end of the Second World War to the mid-1980s. Situating Yugoslav modernism within postcolonial artistic movements of the twentieth century, Bojana Videkanic explores how cultural workers collaborated with others from the Global South to create alternative artistic and cultural networks that countered Western hegemony. Videkanic focuses primarily on art exhibitions along with examples of international cultural exchange to demonstrate that nonaligned art wove together politics and aesthetics, and indigenous, Western, and global influences. An interdisciplinary book, Nonaligned Modernism highlights Yugoslavia's key role in the creation of a global modernist ethos and international postcolonial culture.

Cosmopolitan Aesthetics

This is an ideal starting point for anyone looking to better understand 21st century art and aesthetics.

Cosmopolitan Aesthetics

Author: Daniel Herwitz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1350075248

Page: 232

View: 271

New arts created in the context of new social realities are impacting our traditional ideas about aesthetics. Art, art markets and aesthetics now interact in ways that demand new forms of thought and revision of old. Cosmopolitan Aesthetics presents the first thorough account of the challenges facing aesthetics today in the light of globalization, introducing the history that underpins them. This is an ideal starting point for anyone looking to better understand 21st century art and aesthetics. Beginning with globalization and the nature of global art markets today, Daniel Herwitz offers new insight into postcolonial aesthetics, colonial legacies, cultural property, the problems of global communication and aesthetic diversity, and the uneasy connection between aesthetics and politics, before providing a crucial grounding in 18th and 19th century aesthetics, with discussion of the three great modern aestheticians David Hume, Immanuel Kant and G.W.F. Hegel.

Issues of Contemporary Art and Aesthetics in Chinese Context

This book discusses how China’s transformations in the last century have shaped its arts and its philosophical aesthetics.

Issues of Contemporary Art and Aesthetics in Chinese Context

Author: Eva Kit Wah Man

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662465108

Page: 103

View: 157

This book discusses how China’s transformations in the last century have shaped its arts and its philosophical aesthetics. For instance, how have political, economic and cultural changes shaped its aesthetic developments? Further, how have its long-standing beliefs and traditions clashed with modernizing desires and forces, and how have these changes materialized in artistic manifestations? In addition to answering these questions, this book also brings Chinese philosophical concepts on aesthetics into dialogue with those of the West, making an important contribution to the fields of art, comparative aesthetics and philosophy.

Is Art History Global

This is the third volume in The Art Seminar, James Elkin's series of conversations on art and visual studies.

Is Art History Global

Author: James Elkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135867674

Page: 128

View: 465

This is the third volume in The Art Seminar, James Elkin's series of conversations on art and visual studies. Is Art History Global? stages an international conversation among art historians and critics on the subject of the practice and responsibility of global thinking within the discipline. Participants range from Keith Moxey of Columbia University to Cao Yiqiang, Ding Ning, Cuautemoc Medina, Oliver Debroise, Renato Gonzalez Mello, and other scholars.

Encyclopedia of African History 3 Volume Set

... has developed a more universal aesthetic that merges Western, African, and
Islamic influences and expresses cultural identity in a global context. In the south,
Johannesburg serves as an important hub of the contemporary postcolonial art ...

Encyclopedia of African History 3 Volume Set

Author: Kevin Shillington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135456690

Page: 1912

View: 759

Covering the entire continent from Morocco, Libya, and Egypt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south, and the surrounding islands from Cape Verde in the west to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles in the east, the Encyclopedia of African History is a new A-Z reference resource on the history of the entire African continent. With entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this comprehensive three volume Encyclopedia is the first reference of this scale and scope. Also includes 99 maps.

Partisan Aesthetics

Introducing "partisan aesthetics" as a conceptual grid, the book identifies ways in which art became political through interactions with left-wing activism during the 1940s, and the afterlives of such interactions in post-independence India ...

Partisan Aesthetics

Author: Sanjukta Sunderason

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 1503613003

Page: 344

View: 371

Partisan Aesthetics explores art's entanglements with histories of war, famine, mass politics and displacements that marked late-colonial and postcolonial India. Introducing "partisan aesthetics" as a conceptual grid, the book identifies ways in which art became political through interactions with left-wing activism during the 1940s, and the afterlives of such interactions in post-independence India. Using an archive of artists and artist collectives working in Calcutta from these decades, Sanjukta Sunderason argues that artists became political not only as reporters, organizers and cadre of India's Communist Party, or socialist fellow travelers, but through shifting modes of political participations and dissociations. Unmooring questions of Indian modernism from its hitherto dominant harnesses to national or global affiliations, Sunderason activates, instead, distinctly locational histories that refract transnational currents. She analyzes largely unknown and dispersed archives—drawings, diaries, posters, periodicals, and pamphlets, alongside paintings and prints—and insists that art as archive is foundational to understanding modern art's socialist affiliations during India's long decolonization. By bringing together expanding fields of South Asian art, global modernisms, and Third World cultures, Partisan Aesthetics generates a new narrative that combines political history of Indian modernism, social history of postcolonial cultural criticism, and intellectual history of decolonization.

The Atlantic Literary Review

Violetta Jojo Verge ( Universidad de La Laguna , Spain ) : ' When to Call it African
Art ? The Cases of Ofili in the Brooklyn Museum and Omovo in Dangerous Love .
... John S. Muthyala ( University of Southern Maine , USA ) : " Ethnic Memory and
the Politics of Postcolonial Recall in Meena ... and the Global Aesthetic .

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Native Intelligence

In neglecting its aesthetic dimension, as this book forcefully demonstrates, we are overlooking not only an essential aspect of this literature but even a critical perspective on its sociopolitical function and value.

Native Intelligence

Author: Deepika Bahri

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816639410

Page: 290

View: 755

A compelling reclamation of the place of aesthetics in postcolonial literature. "Literature" though it may be, postcolonial literature is studied and understood largely--and often solely--in social and political terms. In neglecting its aesthetic dimension, as this book forcefully demonstrates, we are overlooking not only an essential aspect of this literature but even a critical perspective on its sociopolitical function and value. In Native Intelligence, Deepika Bahri focuses on postcolonial literature's formal and aesthetic negotiations with sociopolitical concerns. How, Bahri asks, do aesthetic considerations contest the social function of postcolonial literature? In answering, her book takes on two tasks: First, it identifies the burden of representation borne by post-colonial literature through its progressive politicization. Second, it draws on Frankfurt School critical theory to reclaim a place for aesthetics in literary representation by closely engaging works of Rohinton Mistry, Salman Rushdie, and Arundhati Roy. Throughout, Bahri shows how attention to the aesthetic innovations and utopian impulses of postcolonial works uncovers their complex and uneven relationship to ideology, reanimating their potential to make novel contributions to the larger project of social liberation.

Unpacking Culture

"An outstanding set of studies that work well with each other to produce truly substantial and rich insights into the making and consuming of art in the colonial and post-colonial world."—Susan S. Bean, Curator, Peabody Essex Museum

Unpacking Culture

Author: Ruth B. Phillips

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520207974

Page: 424

View: 305

"An outstanding set of studies that work well with each other to produce truly substantial and rich insights into the making and consuming of art in the colonial and post-colonial world."—Susan S. Bean, Curator, Peabody Essex Museum

Art and Globalization

"Brings together historians, philosophers, critics, postcolonial theorists, and curators to ask how contemporary global art is conceptualized.

Art and Globalization

Author: James Elkins

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271037164

Page: 294

View: 872

"Brings together historians, philosophers, critics, postcolonial theorists, and curators to ask how contemporary global art is conceptualized. Issues discussed include globalism and globalization, internationalism and nationality, empire and capitalism"--Provided by publisher.

Ideas About Art

Berleant's thinking helps prepare our Western cultural attitudes for studying
nonWestern cultures and global contemporary art. ... A major part of
understanding any art object or experience is to consider the time and the culture
from which it came – the context. ... continuities and/or transformations of
precolonial art and aesthetics in colonial, postcolonial, and contemporary art and
visual culture. Gott first ...

Ideas About Art

Author: Kathleen K. Desmond

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444396003

Page: 280

View: 460

Ideas About Art is an intelligent, accessible introductory text for students interested in learning how to think about aesthetics. It uses stories drawn from the experiences of individuals involved in the arts as a means of exposing readers to the philosophies, theories, and arguments that shape and drive visual art. An accessible, story-driven introduction to aesthetic theory and philosophy Prompts readers to develop independent ideas about aesthetics; this is a guide on how to think, not what to think Includes discussions of non-western, contemporary, and discipline-specific theories Examines a range of art-based dilemmas across a wide variety of disciplines - from art and design and law to visual and museum studies

Seductive Aesthetics of Postcolonialism

This book acts as a fabrication to the voices Rekha Menon hears in the United States as a foreign worker, a professor teaching art history.

Seductive Aesthetics of Postcolonialism

Author: Rekha Menon

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN:

Page: 118

View: 805

The Other was reclothed, dressed in moral attire, then one wonders do I write through my body or does it write itself or do I have a body of my own or is it stolen from me. Seductive Aesthetics of Postcolonialism adroitly refers and relates to aesthetics, gender, money, power, possession, politics, difference, justice, as they are played out on the body of the Other. The body becomes a battleground, especially the body of the Other, where the sadistic utility, pleasures, are pitted against the worldly passions of the Other. This book acts as a fabrication to the voices Rekha Menon hears in the United States as a foreign worker, a professor teaching art history. The voices take the author back to the sear of the British Empire, the in-between space: still, she loves to be in the in-between space, to be the Other. The space allows her to capitalize on it. create a platform, a discourse, an aesthetics of postcolonialism. Being in the in-between space I often question and wonder do I have a choice ... what with the voices that flutter around, ache against the skin, nevertheless today I will say it is a seductive space. Drawing attention to the misrepresentation and reinterpretation of the aesthetics of Indian art, the author poses the in-between seductive space, to bring back the forgotten cosmic essence. Examining aesthetic creations---sensuous, passionate, erotic, immoral. Menon discusses how the neo/post colonial Indians have not changed since the Victorian moral codes and today (how to the Other), what was primitive, barbaric has become trendy, exotic. Dr. Menon's Seductive Aesthetics of Postcolonialism offers a refreshing scent of honesty, about the colonial powers and the many ways that some in India were enamored by the "benefits" of colonialism. Colonial writers, including Indians, reinterpreted Indian art in terms of Western politics, morality and religion, and thus missed the "cosmic essence" of Indian art, pervaded by erotic passions and playful energies. At this level, Menon's book opens a dimension of aesthetic and philosophical studies that provide a catalyst for contemporary Indian artists to create and evaluate their works as ways of recouping the cosmic understanding of Indian tradition. She also indicates how colonial "mentality" is difficult to shed: new aesthetic productions, that dare boldly express their passion for erotic play, are drastically resisted by Indians themselves as "immoral" and an "insult" to Indians. We can only wish that this is not the last work of this kind by Dr. Menon. Algis Mickunas. Professor of Philosophy. Ohio University.

The Postcolonial Museum

This book examines how we can conceive of a ’postcolonial museum’ in the contemporary epoch of mass migrations, the internet and digital technologies.

The Postcolonial Museum

Author: Iain Chambers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317019636

Page: 274

View: 601

This book examines how we can conceive of a ’postcolonial museum’ in the contemporary epoch of mass migrations, the internet and digital technologies. The authors consider the museum space, practices and institutions in the light of repressed histories, sounds, voices, images, memories, bodies, expression and cultures. Focusing on the transformation of museums as cultural spaces, rather than physical places, is to propose a living archive formed through creation, participation, production and innovation. The aim is to propose a critical assessment of the museum in the light of those transcultural and global migratory movements that challenge the historical and traditional frames of Occidental thought. This involves a search for new strategies and critical approaches in the fields of museum and heritage studies which will renew and extend understandings of European citizenship and result in an inevitable re-evaluation of the concept of ’modernity’ in a so-called globalised and multicultural world.

Global Art Cinema

This book brings into focus art cinema's core internationalism, demonstrating its centrality to understanding film as a global phenomenon. The book reassesses the field of art cinema in light of recent scholarship on world film cultures.

Global Art Cinema

Author: Rosalind Galt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199726295

Page: 408

View: 168

"Art cinema" has for over fifty years defined how audiences and critics imagine film outside Hollywood, but surprisingly little scholarly attention has been paid to the concept since the 1970s. And yet in the last thirty years art cinema has flourished worldwide. The emergence of East Asian and Latin American new waves, the reinvigoration of European film, the success of Iranian directors, and the rise of the film festival have transformed the landscape of world cinema. This book brings into focus art cinema's core internationalism, demonstrating its centrality to understanding film as a global phenomenon. The book reassesses the field of art cinema in light of recent scholarship on world film cultures. In addition to analysis of key regions and films, the essays cover topics including theories of the film image; industrial, aesthetic, and political histories; and art film's intersections with debates on genre, sexuality, new media forms, and postcolonial cultures. Global Art Cinema brings together a diverse group of scholars in a timely conversation that reaffirms the category of art cinema as relevant, provocative, and, in fact, fundamental to contemporary film studies.

Contemporary Commonwealth

42 - 55 ; on this exhibition - itself the endpoint of postcolonial perspective in
contemporary art - see S . Ogbechie , ' Ordering the universe ... On the
phenomenon of international survey exhibitions of contemporary art , see C .
Bydler , The Global Artworld Inc . : On the ... 2 See N . Bourriaud , Relational
Aesthetics , trans .

Contemporary Commonwealth

Author: Gabeba Baderoon

Publisher: National Gallery of Victoria

ISBN:

Page: 143

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Twenty two artists from Australia and across the Commonwealth were presented in an exhibition that was the flagship program of the Commonwealth games.