Transmodern: An Art History of Contact, 1920-60 (Rethinking Art's Histories) (Hardcover)

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Transmodern: An Art History of Contact, 1920-60 (Rethinking Art's Histories) (Hardcover)

By Christian Kravagna, In2words (Translator)

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How can we reconfigure our picture of modern art after the postcolonial turn without simply adding regional art histories to the Eurocentric canon? Transmodern examines the global dimension of modern art by tracing the crossroads of different modernisms in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Featuring case studies in Indian modernism, the Harlem Renaissance and post-war abstraction, it demonstrates the significance of transcultural contacts between artists from both sides of the colonial divide. The book argues for the need to study non-western avant-gardes and Black avant-gardes within the west as transmodern counter-currents to mainstream modernism. It situates transcultural art practices from the 1920s to the 1960s within the framework of anti-colonial movements and in relation to contemporary transcultural thinking that challenged colonial concepts of race and culture with notions of syncretism and hybridity.
Christian Kravagna is Professor of Postcolonial Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Product Details ISBN: 9781526160362
ISBN-10: 1526160366
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: November 26th, 2022
Pages: 296
Language: English
Series: Rethinking Art's Histories