ART EXHIBITION: GLOBAL PRIORITY
with the conference, artists Susan Jahoda and Grady Gerbracht are curating
a month long art exhibition entitled Global Priority.
View sample pieces from Global Priority.
Priority is on view at Herter Art Gallery
on the campus of University of Massachusetts–Amherst from 27 October
2003 through 23 November 2003.
Panel Discussion regarding Global Priority is scheduled for
Friday, November 7, 3:00-4:30 p.m. The Opening Reception for Global
Priority is scheduled for Friday, November 7, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Priority explores how artists are responding to the currently accelerating
hybridization of identities in relation to dispersed international flows
of economic and cultural values. The title of the exhibition refers
to one of the standard services of the U.S. Postal Service. As such,
it invites audiences to think about globalization in relation to multiple,
scattered identities bound up with citizenship and locality. It also
suggests an interrogation of hegemonic priorities in response to global
economic and cultural dispersion.
The exhibition includes architecture, performance, photography, sculpture,
video, and websites by an international group of individual artists
and artist collaboratives. Participating artists are Dennis Adams, Ludovic
Burel, Javier Cambre, Rutherford Chang, Mark Dion, Grady Gerbracht,
Paul Isenrath, Jesal Kapadia, Nina Katchadourian, William Kentridge,
Emily Jacir & Anton Sinkewich, Susan Jahoda, Pia Lindman, Mark Lombardi,
Jeorge Macchi, Liz Miller, Santu Mofokeng, Olu Oguibe, Inhwan Oh, Josh
On & Future Farmers, David Opdyke, Kyong Park, Cesare Pietrousti,
Walid Raad, Micheal Rakowitz, Allan Sekula, Trebor Scholz & Carol
Flax, Superflex, Minnette Vári, Alex Villar, Peter Walsh, Krzystof
Wodiczko, and Kumi Yamashita.
catalog, published by Routledge Press as Volume 15:3 of Rethinking
Marxism, is accompanying the exhibition. The catalog contains
documentation of the works and essays contextualizing the projects as
well as information about the artists. Each registrant will receive
a complimentary copy of the exhibition catalog with his or her registration