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Navigating the Planetary
A guide to the planetary art world—its past, present, and potentials

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This volume is a guidebook for readers looking for entry points into planetary approaches to contemporary art. It is for researchers already in the field, but also for those who don’t know where to begin.

€28.00

  • EDITORS

    Hildegund Amanshauser, Kimberly Bradley for Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts

  • TEXTS

    Rahel Aima, Hildegund Amanshauser, Kader Attia, Stephanie Bailey, Sammy Baloji, Kimberly Bradley, Sabine Breitwieser, Tania Bruguera, Roger M. Buergel, Clémentine Deliss, Rosalyn D’Mello, Charles Esche, Olamiju Fajemisin, Marina Fokidis, Alexander Koch, Christian Kravagna, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Peter Osborne, Fernando Resende, Mohammad Salemy, Shuddhabrata Sengupta with the Raqs Media Collective, Nina Siegal, Chloe Stead, Sanjukta Sunderason, Kate Sutton, Simone Wille

  • DESIGN

    CH Studio, Christian Hoffelner

  • DETAILS

    English, Paperback, approx. 400 pages, 19.5 x 12.5 cm, 100 ills. in color and b/w

  • ISBN

    978-3-903320-67-3

About the product

“Navigating the Planetary”: the title of this book points to an interconnected art world that transcends not only art's old Eurocentric models, but also the “global,” with a more holistic approach. The “planetary" has become a buzzword, yet navigating it remains a major challenge for many artists, curators, critics, and other art practitioners.

This volume is a guidebook for readers looking for entry points into planetary approaches to contemporary art. It is for researchers already in the field, but also for those who don’t know where to begin. Through essays, case studies, and interviews situated in the past, present, and looking to the future, this book explores people, institutions, and thoughts that are shifting or dissolving East/West and Global North/South binaries. This book also asks: why navigate the planetary at all—and is the desire to do so part of a political agenda? Do global or planetary networks offer solutions to cultural problems, and how are these networks best established and maintained? And how can or should education support a planetary or global consciousness or approach to art? “Navigating the Planetary” attempts to answer these questions, as well as offer a sense of possibility.