Migration into art

Transcultural identities and art-making in a globalised world

By Anne Ring Petersen

Migration into art
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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-2190-5
  • Pages: 248
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: RRP £80.00, NOW £16.00
  • Published Date: November 2017
  • BIC Category: ART / History / General, Art History, The arts / Theory of art, The arts / History of art / art & design styles, Society & social sciences / Migration, immigration & emigration
  • Series: Rethinking Art's Histories


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


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

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