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Identity theft: cultural colonization and contemporary art

Harris, Jonathan (ed.) (2008) Identity theft: cultural colonization and contemporary art, Liverpool, GB, Liverpool University Press; Tate Liverpool, 272pp. (Tate Liverpool Critical Forum).

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Identity Theft examines the complex socio-political forces that powerfully influence the production of visual art in our postcolonial and globalised world. Offering multiple and detailed case-studies drawn from around the world – the work of exiled Iranian and Palestinian artists, contemporary art in Turkey, the architectural reconstruction of Berlin since World War Two, hybrid urban development in Latin American countries, recent film in India, modern art in Nigeria, and wood sculpture in New Guinea commissioned by multinational mining companies – this collection of essays asks questions about the transformed meanings of ‘art’ and ‘identity’ in an era dominated by a hyperinternationalisation of cultural production. Identity Theft is intended for all students and academics interested in the fate of modern art and the prospects for future cultural production in a globalised art world economy.

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Published date: September 2008
Additional Information: Edited collection of essays, based on a conference and exhibition at Tate Liverpool in 2008. Distributed for Liverpool University Press by University of Chicago Press.
Organisations: Winchester School of Art


Local EPrints ID: 338095
ISBN: 9781846311031
PURE UUID: 90b55aa4-202c-4106-8dc0-e510ac5dcd32

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Date deposited: 10 May 2012 10:10
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:59

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Editor: Jonathan Harris

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