"A History" – Essay by Christine Macel

Essay

In her essay, Christine Macel, head curator of the Centre Pompidou, outlines the historic upheavals of the past 30 years, which affected and changed the art world beginning in 1989. Such events include the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, followed by the reunification of Germany; the events at Tiananmen Square; the Gulf War in 1991; the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001; and the financial crisis in autumn 2008 – to name just a few events that increasingly threatened to destroy world balance. Marcel also explores other factors during this same period that influenced art and the profession of the artist, thereby emphasizing the exhibition's concept: the examination of what defines artistic activity today, beyond national art scenes and specific cultural realms. 


"A History" – Essay by Christine Macel

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