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The world inside the art world (debate) - Amsterdam Art Weekend

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Live stream recording - 2014-11-27 Although everyone is speaking up about globalization, the consequences of this debate –at least in the Netherlands- are practically invisible in the collections and exhibitions of Dutch art institutions. Western-European art and North-American art are represented. However, art of the BRIC countries is hard to find in our museums. Remarkable, if we consider their impressive local art histories. To inform ourselves on these subjects, we still have to visit the ethnological museums. Aren’t we curious enough? Are we just waiting for the market to change? Or do we consider ‘modern art’ as a western thing? The way we approach ‘modern art’ in our debates assumes we consider it to be universal. However, we exclude a huge part of the world from this discussion. As a result there is a lack of knowledge of modern art in a global context. In this discussion we will investigate the reasons for this unawareness. The panelists will be Godfried Donkor (artist), Chang Tsong-Zung, curator and director of Hanart TZ Gallery, Jelle Bouwhuis, curator and director of Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam and Maria Varnava, owner and director of Tiwani Contemporary. Johan Frederik Hartle (Asisstant professor department Philosophy, University of Amsterdam) will lead the discussion. This programme is part of Amsterdam Art Weekend. http://www.debalie.nl/agenda/programma/the-world-inside-the-art-world/e_9491547/p_11647644 http://www.debalie.nl