Book Launch: Globalization & Contemporary Art

When 31 Mar 2011
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Where Sotheby
570 Lexington Ave 6/F
New York, NY 10022
United States

Thursday, March 31, 6.00pm – 7.30 pm

Reception/Book Launch including welcome by Sotheby’s Institute Director Lesley Cadman and Contemporary Art Director Kathy Battista, with presentations by editor Jonathan Harris, Professor in Global Art and Design Studies, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton and book contributors Dr Iain Robertson, Head of Art Business Studies, Sotheby’s Institute of Art – London, Reiko Tomii and Zoya Kocur.

Globalization and Contemporary Art is an unprecedented collection of essays that charts the intersection of art and globalization since the 1980s. The volume provides an authoritative, accessible, comprehensive, and challenging account of the impact of globalization upon contemporary visual art and its socio-cultural spheres of production, circulation, and consumption. The publication showcases 33 essays from all corners of the world by authors including W.J.T. Mitchell, Rasheed Araeen, James Elkins, Judith Rodenbeck, Reiko Tomii, and Derrick Chong, among others. The collection is deliberately wide- ranging, embracing the subject in all its fullness, diversity and unruliness – from case-studies of artists and artworks to meditations on broader thematic, conceptual, and historiographical topics.

Jonathan Harris is Professor of Global Art & Design Studies for the Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton. He has published widely on contemporary art history and theory, and is a successful textbook author. His works include The New Art History: A Critical Introduction (2001) and Art History: The Key Concepts (2006).

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