The Venice Biennale and the Asia-Pacific in the Global Art World

1st Edition

Stephen Naylor

June 8, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 224 Pages - 48 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138480780 - CAT# K348804
Series: Routledge Research in Art Museums and Exhibitions


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This monograph uses the national pavilions of the Venice Biennale as a vehicle to examine the development of international contemporary art trends within the Asia-Pacific region including Australia, Japan and Korea, and sixteen additional national entities who have had less continuous participation in this global art event.

Analysing both the spatial and visual representation of contemporary art presented at the Venice Biennale and incorporating the politics behind national selections, this monograph provides insights into a range of important elements of the global art industry. Areas analysed include: national cultural trends and strategies, the inversion of the peripheral to the centre stage of the Biennale, geopolitics in gaining exhibition space at the Venice Biennale, curatorial practices for contemporary art presentation, and artistic trends that seek to deal with major economic, cultural, religious and environmental issues emerging from non-European art centres.

This monograph will be of interest to scholars in art history, museum studies, and Asia-Pacific cultural history.

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