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Catalog for How Latitudes Become Forms
Walker Art Center and DAP, 2003

The catalogue for How Latitudes Become Forms looks at current scholarship on globalism and changing curatorial practices, and identifies critical models provided by artists themselves. This catalogue features thought-provoking essays and conversations by curators, critics, and cultural programmers from across the world as well as in the multidisciplinary artworks of more than forty visual, film/video, performing, and new media artists from Brazil, China, India, Japan, South Africa, Turkey, and the United States.

Authors include Christi Atkinson, Cis Bierinckz, Philip Bither, Aimee Chang, Vishakha N. Desai, Steve Dietz, Douglas Fogle, Kathy Halbreich, Paulo Herkenhoff, Hou Hanru, Olukemi Ilesanmi, Vasif Kortun, Cuauhtemoc Medina, Gunalan Nadarajan, Otori Hidenaga, Raqs Media Collective, Susan Rotilie, Sarah Schultz, Kiyoko Motoyama Sims, Philippe Vergne, and Meredith Walters.

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Table of Contents

Global Advisory Committe

Globalization From the Rear: "Would You Care to Dance, Mr. Malevich?"
Philippe Vergne

The Local Tango and the Global Dance
Vasif Kortun, Cuauhtemoc Medina

Initiatives, Alternatives: Notes In a Temporary and Raw State
Hou Hanru

Steve Dietz, Gunalan Nadarajan, Raqs Media Collective, Yukiko Shikata

Musings On Globalism and Institutional Change
Kathy Halbreich, Vishakha N. Desai

Interactions/Intersections: Cultural Globalism and Educational Practice
Sarah Schultz, Kiyoko Motoyam Sims, Susan Rotilie, Christi Atkinson, Meredith Walters

Content, Context, and Cultural Commitment: Curating the Performing Arts
Philip Bither, Baraka Sele

Revolt, Dysfunction, Dementia: Toward the Body of "Empire"
Otori Hidenaga

"Le Cinema Est Un Language Universel"
Cis Bierinckx, Philippe Vergne

Learning and Dislearning to Be Global
Paulo Herkenhoff

Just How Did Latitudes Become Forms?
Philippe Vergne, Douglas Fogle, Olukemi Ilesanmi, Aimee Chang

Artists in the Exhibition
Translocations Online Exhibition
Film/Video Programs
Performing Arts Programs

Selected Reading Materials
Stuart Hall and Sarat Maharaj, Ann Dils and Ann Cooper Albright, Ravi Sundaram, Slavoj Zizek, Steven Feld, Andreas Broeckmann, Amartya Sen, Helio Oiticica, Hans Belting, Arjun Appadurai, Njabulo S. Ndebele

Checklist of Works in the Exhibition