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Global Circuits: The Geography of Art and the New Configurations of Critical Thought

Abstract

This book compiles a small number of articles, selected among the more than hunderd lectures delivered during the six annual iterations (2005-2010) of the International Symposium on Art Criticism in a Global World, organized by ACCA, Associació Catalana de Crítics d’Art. The selection offers an overview of the key-concepts that the Symposium discussed during its first six years.

Barriendos, Joaquin and Pilar Parcerisas (Eds.) Global Circuits: The Geography of Art and the New Configurations of Critical Thought. Barcelona: ACCA, 2011.

The articles compiled in this multi-author publication tackle a range of issues such as the new role of art criticism in a global context, the new geographies of thought taking shape in the context of decolonization, and the emergence of a new modernity; the new cartographies of art created as a result of ruptures and dislocations – cultural, political, social and economic – everywhere from the Balkans to East Asia or North Africa and, finally, the proliferation of biennials as exhibition circuits which channel the problem of art in a global world and serve as the instruments of its legitimation.

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