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Transnational Histories and Non-aligned Networks

How do art history and museum practice deal with international networks that decenter, complicate, or even bypass Western-centric geopolitical discourses of art history? This theme considers the relationship of historical precedents—such as the Non-Aligned Movement, Third Worldism, pan-Africanism, pan-Arabism, and related discourses of the Global South—to artistic production and circulation....

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The History That Did Not Come to Pass: Naeem Mohaiemen in Conversation with Sarah Lookofsky

MoMA’s C-MAP research program developed an extended focus on historical alliances such as Bandung, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), pan-Africanism, pan-Arabism, and other south-south, east-east,...
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Reluctantly Global: "Fifty Years of Modern Art" at the 1958 Brussels Expo

When the Brussels Expo presented the exhibition Fifty Years of Modern Art in 1958, it unintentionally pioneered a more broadly global view of modern art, although not without some friction. This...

A Chinese Artist in Delhi: Shi Lu and the Art of Diplomacy

In the 1950s, the People's Republic of China (PRC) relied on artist Shi Lu to represent the country abroad. Shi Lu's 1955 trip to India to oversee the design of the Chinese Pavilion at the Indian...

post Presents: Decentering the Museum?

On May 1, post presented a roundtable discussion focused on international networks that decenter, complicate, or even bypass Western-centric models. Panelists Geeta Kapur, Joanna Mytkowska, Chika...

Entry Points: Reconsidering the Asian Art Biennale with Syed Jahangir

For this essay, Diana Campbell Betancourt, Artistic Director of Samdani Art Foundation and Chief Curator of Dhaka Art Summit, interviewed Syed Jahangir, artist and founder of the Asian Art...
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post Presents: Katy Siegel on Curating the Exhibition "Postwar"

By Katy Siegel
Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945-65, an exhibition on view at Haus der Kunst in Munich from October 2016 - March 2017, presents the period and its art as already global,...
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Cold War Modern: Raymond Loewy in the US and the USSR

Juliet Kinchin, Curator of Architecture and Design, in consultation with Alexandra Sankova, Director of the Moscow Design Museum, looks into the Cold War transnational connections in Raymond...