Virtual Public Lecture: David Joselit, “Heritage and Debt: Art in Globalization”
The GSD is pleased to present a series of talks and webinars broadcast to our audiences via Zoom.
Globalization has generated a new model of regional museums of modern and contemporary art whose purpose, Joselit argues, is to develop an alternative to the authority of the so-called Encyclopedic Museums of former imperial capitals in the West, such as London, Paris, and Vienna—a type that can no longer be reproduced. In this lecture, drawn from his recently published book of the same title, he considers the National Gallery Singapore (Studio Milou), The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Heatherwick Studio), M+ Hong Kong (Herzog & de Meuron), and the Louvre Abu Dhabi (Jean Nouvel) as exemplars of a new model in which the universality associated with European encyclopedic museums are replaced by claims of regional representation whose expansive territorial ambitions are grounded by archaeological situatedness in a local site or culture, often literally through the repurposing and reanimation of existing buildings.
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