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David Joselit's book Heritage and Debt: Art in Globalization wins the 2021 Robert Motherwell Book Award

June 16, 2021

AFVS Faculty member Prof. David Joselit’s book Heritage and Debt: Art in Globalization has won the 2021 Robert Motherwell Book Award from the Dedalus Foundation.

From the Dedalus Foundation website:

The winner of the 2021 Robert Motherwell Book Award is Heritage and Debt: Art in Globalization (Harvard University Press) by David Joselit.

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Elle Pérez and Maisie Mattia's collaboration "Nine Lives" is open September 12 - November 15, 2020 at The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago

September 24, 2020

Nine Lives is a collaborative show with work by Marwa Arsanios, Raven Chacon, Bethany Collins, Tamar Guimarães, Kapwani Kiwanga, Hương Ngô, Aliza Nisenbaum, Alison O'Daniel, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Elle Pérez, and Charlotte Prodger. It is also a part of the Feminst Art Coalition

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New book by David Joselit, "Heritage and Debt"

March 30, 2020

Heritage and Debt by David JoselitHow global contemporary art reanimates the past as a resource for the present, combating modern art's legacy of Eurocentrism.

If European modernism was premised on the new—on surpassing the past, often by assigning it to the “traditional” societies of the Global South—global contemporary art reanimates the past as a resource for the present. In this account of what globalization means for contemporary art, David Joselit argues that the creative use of tradition by artists from around the world serves as a means of combatting modern art's legacy of Eurocentrism.... Read more about New book by David Joselit, "Heritage and Debt"

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Giuliana Bruno is the recipient of a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA).

November 18, 2019

Giuliana Bruno is the recipient of a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA).

Previous recipients of this honor include literary scholars Stephen Greenblatt and Susan Stewart, the philosopher Gianni Vattimo, and the artists Julie Mehretu and Alfredo Jaar.

An official ceremony will be held on January 11, 2020 at Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, a venerable Museum and Cultural Center in Mexico City, founded in 1588 and the birthplace of modern muralism, hosting speeches of foreign presidents and cultural...

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