Rethinking Marxism’s 5th International Gala Conference

6-8 NOVEMBER 2003

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Concurrent 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.

Global Priority is on view at Herter Art Gallery on the campus of University of Massachusetts–Amherst from 27 October 2003 through 23 November 2003.

A 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.

Global 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.

A 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 materials.