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Exhibitions and the World at Large

03 apr 2009
Tate Britain, London.

This symposium, organised by Afterall and TrAIN, examined the contemporary art exhibition in a global context by considering three case studies from 1989, a pivotal year for both art and politics: ‘Magiciens de la Terre’ at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, ‘The Other Story’ at the Hayward Gallery, London, and the third Bienal de La Habana.The event opened with a keynote speech by Sarat Maharaj and other invited speakers included Thomas Boutoux, Sonya Boyce, Jean Fisher, Cuauhtémoc Medina and Gerardo Mosquera.

Programme here.

For the subsequent publication of Jean Fisher’s contribution to this event, please see ‘The Other Story and the Past Imperfect’, Tate Papers, no.12.

Audio recordings

Part 1 – Introductions, keynote speech by Sarat Maharaj and session 1 ‘The Other Story: Afro-Asian artists in post-war Britain’ with Jean Fisher, Sonia Boyce and Oriana Baddeley.

Part 2 – Gerardo Mosquera’s paper read by Oriana Baddeley and session 2: ‘Magiciens de la Terre’ with Thomas Boutoux and Cuauhtémoc Medina.

Part 3 – Closing Q&A and plenary with all speakers chaired by Charles Esche.