Contemporary Art and Nationalism – Critical Reader


Contemporary Art and Nationalism – Critical Reader has been published by Pristina Institute for Contemporary Art “Exit” and MM-Publications – Center for Humanistic Studies “Gani Bobi”, Pristina.

“One could offer the criticism that trying to connect nationalism with contemporary art is a very elitist, self-referential, hermetic project, and problematic in a number of other ways, in a world where each day nationalism takes more bare, banal, vulgar, and violent forms. Nonetheless, our thesis maintains that because nationalism is a cultural phenomenon, its most processed and intelligent forms are at the same time the most dangerous. So, nationalism of a non-conformist, multicultural, cosmopolitan, progressive, refined, and contemporary white-cube galleries’ kind, is differentiated from the disciplined and populist nationalism only in degrees of sophistication.”

Introduction, Sezgin Boynik and Minna Henriksson

Contemporary Art and Nationalism: Critical Reader (Edited by Minna Henriksson and Sezgin Boynik), Pristina: Instute of Contemporary Art “EXIT”, Center for Humanistic Studies “Gani Bobi”, 2007.

English language, 267 pages, ISBN: 978-9951-8744-03


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