Journal article

Post-North? Documenta11 and the Challenges of the “Global Exhibition“

C GREEN, A Gardner

OnCurating | University of Texas Press. Journals DivisionOnCurating | Published : 2017


Documenta11 (2002) is widely considered one of the most important exhibitions in recent decades, recognized for its postcolonial, geographic dispersion of art. Two key factors underpin this recognition, for not only did its artistic director Okwui Enwezor assert that the idea of an avant-garde had never belonged to the North Atlantic alone, but his curatorial enterprise also hinged on a radical (though not entirely unprecedented) curatorial method: that of diffused curatorship in which the exhibition’s director worked closely with a team of collaborators. Our essay will concentrate equally on both of these impulses behind Enwezor’s challenge to “global” exhibition-making at the turn of the m..

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