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Featuring the work of over 100 artists and writers, this unique anthology maps the changing landscape of contemporary art and culture over the past decade in the context of global economics and local politics. Seen through the prism of a decade of artistic programming by Iniva, the book examines the most pressing issues that have driven international contemporary art at the turn of the millennium.

The presentation of compelling issues in an accessible and visual way makes this book essential reading for academics and art enthusiasts alike. Thematic chapters on key concepts – such as modernity, nation, site, technology, the postcolonial city, performance, the archive and sport – combine new writing with artists’ pages, reprints of much sought-after texts, unpublished transcripts of discussions and interviews featuring leading international scholars. The inclusion of a glossary and a timeline plotting some of the decade’s greatest artistic achievements makes this an important book for anyone interested in international contemporary art.

Celebrating ten years of Iniva projects, the anthology provides a compendium of groundbreaking artworks, debates and ideas that have been at the cutting edge of wider social, economic and political transformations.

Preface: Stuart Hall

Contributors: Remi Abbas, Absalon, Kourush Adim, AES art group, Laylah Ali, Janine Antoni, Lyle Ashton Harris, David A. Bailey, Ian Baucom, Sutupa Biswas, Louise Bourgeois, Frank Bowling, Sonia Boyce, Guy Brett, Tania Bruguera, Roddy Buchanan, Hamad Butt, Eddie Chambers, Clifford Charles, Carl Cheng, Freddy Contreras, Clare Cumberlidge, Avtarjeet Dhanjal, Tarsila do Amaral, Ricardo Dominguez, Aaron Douglas, Jimmie Durham, Richard Dyer, Uzo Egonu, Okwui Enwezor, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Hassan Fathy, Chohreh Feyzdjou, Jean Fisher, Flow Motion, Rosana Fuertes, Coco Fusco, Marc Garanger, Andrea Giunta, Suman Gopinath, Sheela Gowda, Victor Grippo, Lucy Gunning, Stuart Hall, Hou Hanru, Michael Hardt, N.S. Harsha, Mona Hatoum, Thomas Hirschhorn, Emily Jacir, Gavin Janjtes, Clair Joy, Isaac Julien, Geeta Kapur, Bhupen Khakhar, Wifredo Lam, Moshekwa Langa, Marc Latamie, Jacob Lawrence, Deborah Levy, Andrew Lewis, Sarat Maharaj, Prince Massingham, Steve McQueen, David Medalla, Kobena Mercer, Nasreen Mohamedi, Gerardo Mosquera, Archibald Motley Jr, Sabah Naim, Everlyn Nicodemu, Virginia Nimarkoh, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Chris Ofili, Steve Ouditt, Fernando Palma, Jayne Parker, Johannes Phokela, Keith Piper, Cedric Price, Niru Ratnam, Irit Rogoff, Moira Roth, Doris Salcedo, Zineb Sedira, Yinka Shonibare, Kate Smith, John Styles, Alia Syed, Gilane Tawadros, Simon Tegala, Joaquin Torres Garcia, Mark Wallinger, Aubrey Williams, Francoise Verges, Shen Yuan, Li Yuan-chia, Huang Yong Ping, Chen Zhe



ISBN: 1-899846-40-9
336pp, paperback with flaps, 224 x 239mm, 226 illustrations (138 in colour)
Iniva, 2004