Intercultural engagements with world art studies and global art practices.
This panel aims to generate dialogues between anthropologists, art historians, artists and museologists whose professional practice is shaped by the concepts of world art, global art or intercultural art. Participants should question whether these concepts exist in relation to creative, intellectual or institutional histories and mechanisms, and how these concepts become operative in diverse practices, including curating, art making and art writing. They will consider how their own approaches to research, public communication, teaching, translation and learning draw upon the current geopolitics and contribute to the field of critical pedagogy. Identifying ways in which individual, collective, social and political transformations generate opportunities for the emergence of new standpoints and critical positions, they will also reflect on the shared need to move beyond multiculturalism and to engage more critically with the question of cultural difference. Discussion on relational, southern, post-colonial, post-humanist, post-western, cosmopolitan and other related theories, such as world anthropologies, is prioritised. Participants should assess how such concepts and theories become frameworks for group learning, public outreach and critical pedagogy.