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The Now Museum - Day 2, Panel 4 - Roundtable: Contemporanizing History/Historicizing the Contemporary

The Now Museum - Day 2, Panel 4 - Roundtable: Contemporanizing History/Historicizing the Contemporary

Exhibitions
The Now Museum - Day 2, Panel 4 - Roundtable: Contemporanizing History/Historicizing the Contemporary
March 11 2011

3:40 p.m.
Roundtable: “Contemporanizing History / Historicizing the Contemporary”

Recent attempts to define contemporary art (and contemporaneity) as an era distinct from the modern and the postmodern have all revolved around the question of our relationship to history. How do we periodize the contemporary? Does the distinction between modern and contemporary art hold up in a global context? How has a changed relationship to history, and an awareness of art’s new geographies, been made apparent in recent museum practice?

Panelists include: Okwui Enwezor, Annie Fletcher, Massimiliano Gioni, and Terry Smith. Chaired by Claire Bishop.