Global art: Of catastrophes, redemptive gestures
"The Hindu" - link
Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Sunday, Nov 24, 2002
um bom artigo encontrado entre leituras sobre o "global art circuit e a biennial culture"
alguns extractos apenas...
a central flaw of Documenta 11: the desire to reduce visual art-works to the condition of essayistic language
"Many Western critics assumed, somewhat naively, that the Nigerian-born, New York-based curator would act as an "ambassador of the periphery to the centre", a bearer of news from elsewhere. In sharp contrast, many of the `peripherals' whose envoy Enwezor was believed to be, saw in him an émigré, a diasporic figure adept at playing native informant and prospector on behalf of the First World, while actually pursuing his own agenda of dismantling the primacy of the art-work in favour of the political and cultural contexts of its production.
Enwezor is certainly a challenger of the Euro-American ascendancy that dominates the global art circuit — but he acts under the sign of a sophisticated disciplinary re-conceptualisation, not that of an uncomplicated Third-Worldist vision."