Curatorial Project: ‘Global Collaborations’

Jatiwangi art Factory‘s display as part of the exhibition ‘Made in Commons’ (2013), a collaboration between SMBA and KUNCI, Study Forum & Collective.

In the last few decades, the art world has expanded into regions that have often been outside the field of vision of Western art museums. Art from these regions is still often considered as ethnographic or local folklore. Postcolonial art theorists have repeatedly pointed out the gaps and limited scope of the conventional ethnocentric model that lies at the foundation of many Western museums of modern art. In our age of globalization and worldwide networking, it is high time that museums of modern art focus attention on art from ‘other’ parts of the world.

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