Art and its Worlds: Exhibitions, Institutions and Art Becoming Public
With contributions by: Genaro Amaro Altamirano and Ana Bilbao, Brook Andrew and Anthony Gardner, Adjoa Armah, Zdenka Badovinac, Khairani Barokka, María Berríos, Eddie Chambers, Bo Choy, Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui, Ekaterina Degot, Clémentine Deliss, Ntone Edjabe, Elena Filipovic, Khwezi Gule, Yaiza Hernández Velázquez, Geeta Kapur and Natasha Ginwala, Pablo Lafuente, Miguel A. López, Lee-Ann Martin, Naeem Mohaiemen, Adeena Mey, Serubiri Moses, Mujeres Creando, Luiza Proença, Francesca Recchia, Tonika Sealy Thompson and Stefano Harney, John Tain, David Teh, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Steven ten Thije, Võ Hồng Chương-Đài and Xie Congyang; and introduced by Bo Choy, Charles Esche, David Morris and Lucy Steeds.
Art and its Worlds offers a possible history of art since 1989 told through the moments when art becomes public. The anthology addresses some of the myriad worlds conjured by art and the telling of their histories. It is guided by three questions: What is the ‘global’ for art and exhibition-making, or why has it been what it has? How have agents including artists and curators experimented with different forms of exhibition? And how do these exhibitionary moments connect to longer-term and institutional trajectories? Key texts previously published in Afterall journal appear alongside newly commissioned essays, artist contributions, conversations and translations, exploring exhibition as a material, embodied and political practice, while inviting a new location for past art and bringing it into the present for what is to come.