Art and Globalization

Art and Globalization, edited by James Elkins, Zhivka Valiavicharska, and Alice Kim (Penn State, cloth, $85; Amazon) “brings political and cultural theorists together with writers and historians concerned specifically with the visual arts in order to test the limits of the conceptualization of the global in art.”

Contributors include Fredric Jameson, Susan Buck-Morss, Caroline Jones, Rasheed Araeen, Néstor García Canclini, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Anthony D. King, Harry Harootunian, Shigemi Inaga, Ming Tiampo, Keith Moxey, C. J. W.-L. Wee, John Clark, Michael Ann Holly, Iftikhar Dadi, T. J. Demos, Partha Mitter, Suman Gupta, Saskia Sassen, Charles Green, and Joaquín Barriendos.

It includes “assessments” by Jones, Karl Eric Leitzel, Araeen, Canclini, Blake Gopnik, Marina Grzinic, Jonathan Harris, King, Tiampo, Reiko Tomii, Wee, Clark, Iftikhar Dadi, Mark Jarzombek, Tani Barlow, Esther Gabara, Demos, Chris Berry, Hyungmin Pai, Mitter, Carolyn Loeb, Gupta, Sassen, Green, and Barriendos.

Globalization and Contemporary Art, edited by Jonathan Harris, is due in May 2011 from Wiley ($50, paper; Amazon).