Contemporary Art: World Currents in Transition Beyond Globalization

  • Terry Smith History of Art and Architecture Department, University of Pittsburgh
  • Saloni Mathur History of Art, University of California, Los Angeles
Keywords: contemporary art, world picturing,

Abstract

An edited transcript of a colloquium between Terry Smith, Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory at the University of Pittsburgh, and Saloni Mathur, Associate Professor of the History of Art, University of California, Los Angeles, held at the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh, on October 17, 2012.

Author Biographies

Terry Smith, History of Art and Architecture Department, University of Pittsburgh

Terry Smith, FAHA, CIHA, is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh, and Distinguished Visiting Professor, National Institute for Experimental Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales. In 2010 he was named Australia Council Visual Arts Laureate by the Australian Government, and won the Mather Award for art criticism conferred by the College Art Association (USA). His most recent book is Thinking Contemporary Curating (New York: Independent Curators International, 2012).

Saloni Mathur, History of Art, University of California, Los Angeles
Saloni Mathur, who received her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the New School for Social Research in New York in 1998, brings both art historical and anthropological perspectives to her teaching and research. Her areas of interest include the visual cultures of modern South Asia and its diasporas, colonial studies and postcolonial criticism, the history of anthropological ideas, museum studies in a global frame, and modern and contemporary South Asian art. She is author of India by Design: Colonial History and Cultural Display (2007), editor of The Migrant’s Time: Rethinking Art History and Diaspora(2011), and co-editor (with Kavita Singh) of No Touching, No Spitting, No Praying: Modalities of the Museum in South Asia (forthcoming).
Published
2014-06-05
How to Cite
Smith, T., & Mathur, S. (2014). Contemporary Art: World Currents in Transition Beyond Globalization. Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture, 3, 163-173. https://doi.org/10.5195/contemp.2014.112
Section
Conversations