This book addresses a topic of increasing importance to artists, art historians and scholars of cultural studies, migration studies and international relations: migration as a profoundly transforming force that has remodelled artistic and art institutional practices across the world. It explores contemporary art's critical engagement with migration and globalisation as a key source for improving our understanding of how these processes transform identities, cultures, institutions and geopolitics. The author explores three interwoven issues of enduring interest: identity and belonging, institutional visibility and recognition of migrant artists, and the interrelations between aesthetics and politics, including the balancing of aesthetics, politics and ethics in representations of forced migration. -- .
Anne Ring Petersen is Associate Professor of Modern Culture at the University of Copenhagen -- .
Introduction 1 Globalisation-from-above and globalisation-from-below 2 The politics of identity and recognition in the 'global art world' 3 The artist as migrant worker 4 Mining the museum in an age of migration 5 Identification, disidentification and the imaginative reconfiguration of identity 6 Migrant geographies and European politics of irregular migration Conclusion Index -- .