Friday, March 15, 2013

"Intentions in Arabia Altogether"

At last night's presentation we learned that Catherine David's interest in the Middle East and Arab worlds began in advance of documenta X, in 1997, where she was Artistic Director. No longer content to shop the planet for modern and contemporary art, David has since sought to explain how the categories of "modern" and "contemporary" have been imposed from without as "interruptions" of (modern) developments that were already underway in those worlds.

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