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The uroborus effect: Brazilian contemporary art as self-consuming

Asbury, Michael (2012) The uroborus effect: Brazilian contemporary art as self-consuming. Third Text . ISSN 09528822/14755297 [Historical and Philosophical studies > History of Art]
Creators:Asbury, Michael

This article explores some contradictions that arise from the recent prominence of Brazilian contemporary art within the international art circuit. One can note on the one hand a denial of any specificity relating to notions of national identity, while on the other this new globalised condition is defended by the incorporation of theories emerging from the struggles against cultural derivation from European modernism. The contradiction pertains to the fact that such theories were themselves elaborated on the assertion of cultural specificity.

The article concludes that instead of using the presence of contemporary Brazilian art within the international circuit of art fairs, biennials, European and North American museum collections as a gauge for its recognition and pertinence within the new global order, a more productive means of assessing its standing within the international context would be to analyse the state of consolidation of collections and art historical narratives within the national context.

Official Website:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09528822.2012.641223
Type of Research:Article
Additional Information (Publicly available):
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:Brazilian contemporary art, curating
Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > Camberwell College of Arts
Research Centres/Networks > Transnational Art Identity and Nation (TrAIN)
Date:16 February 2012
Digital Object Identifier:DOI: 10.1080/09528822.2012.641223
Projects or Series:Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
ID Code:4137
Deposited By:Prerna Bhatt
Deposited On:06 Mar 2012 12:25
Last Modified:06 Mar 2012 12:25
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