Kristian Handberg: The World Goes Modern
»The World Goes Modern: New Globalized Framings of the Postwar Era in the Contemporary Exhibitions After Year Zero and The World Goes Pop«
Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, Vol. 8, 2016, Järfälla (Sweden)
Kristian Handberg, participant of the Transregional Academy »Modernisms: Concepts, Contexts, and Circulation« (São Paulo, July 2016) and researcher in the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen, has published an article on two recent exhibitions, After Year Zero (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin) and The World Goes Pop (Tate Modern, London), and their dealing and reading of artistic and cultural production in the post-WWII era in terms of globalization and from the perspective of »multiple modernities«. Handberg also briefly mentions our past Annual Conference »Global Modernisms« (5 – 7 November 2015, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin) that dealt with similar questions. He analyzes curatorial efforts and motivations, the research context, the communication accompanying both events and criticisms reflecting on both exhibitions in their aftermath.