The Global Contemporary and the Rise of New Art Worlds

Hans Beltig, Andrea Buddensieg, Peter Weibel (eds.), with essays by, among others, Manthia Diawara, Liu Ding, Thomas Hauschild, Carol Yinghua Lu, Gerardo Mosquera, Raqs Media Collective, Terry Smith, David Spalding, and Jim Supangkat.

The geography of the visual arts changed with the end of the Cold War. Contemporary art was no longer defined, exhibited, interpreted, and acquired according to a blueprint drawn up in New York, London, Paris, or Berlin. This book offers a new map of contemporary art’s new worlds and documents the globalization of the visual arts and the rise of the contemporary over the last twenty years.