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"The Global Rules of Art" Book Talk with Larissa Buchholz

When: Friday, September 22, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT

Where: 1800 Sherman Avenue, Suite 3-000, Evanston, IL 60201 Evanston map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Northwestern Buffett   (847) 467-2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Category: Lectures & Meetings, Academic, Fine Arts, Social, Global & Civic Engagement


The Northwestern Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs and the Northwestern School of Communication invite you to join us for a book talk on Friday, September 22 at 2:00 p.m. CDT with Larissa Buchholz, the author of the new book The Global Rules of Art. The program will feature a discussion with Michael Darling, Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer at Museum Exchange, and Dilip Gaonkar, Professor in Rhetoric, Media and Publics at the Northwestern School of Communication, moderated by Annelise Riles, Associate Provost for Global Affairs at Northwestern University and Executive Director of the Northwestern Buffett Institute.

Up until the 1980s, the art world was a highly Western-centric game. Art literature was made up almost exclusively of artists from North America and Western Europe, while cultural agents from other parts of the world often found themselves on the margins. The Global Rules of Art examines how and why this situation has changed in recent decades. Drawing from information on the arts infrastructures of over a hundred countries, institutional histories, and interviews with artists, curators, critics, gallerists, dealers, collectors and auction house agents, Buchholz charts the emergence of a globe-spanning cultural field and the diverse ways artists become recognized worldwide. Adapting what Pierre Bourdieu called the "rules of art" to an enlarged field, the book will appeal to anyone interested in the dynamics of global art and culture, cross-border art markets and interdisciplinary global studies.

A reception with coffee and other refreshments will follow the program, and the first 50 attendees will receive a copy of The Global Rules of Art.

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