Previously at the ICA - Events
27 Mar 2008
With biennials and art fairs in every continent, the contemporary art world is now truly global. So is the art world now a utopian space, where cultural differences are successfully negotiated, borders are open, and racism has no place? Or are artists encouraged to fetishise ethnic and national identities to protect their 'brand'? Or is art becoming too homogeneous, too Western?
Speakers: artist Wolfgang Tillmans; artist Jorge Pardo; art critic and historian Marcus Verhagen; artist Jananne Al-Ani. Chair: Iwona Blazwick, director of Whitechapel art gallery.
In association with Phaidon Press, publishers of Art & Today, by Eleanor Heartney, out in March.