Fetishized Object Collection or Global Collectivism in Ai Weiwei’s 4 Gallery Show

Ai Weiwei’s rhizomatic four gallery show (NYC, Fall 2016) may be the perfect opportunity to revisit the post-colonial argument brought to light by Thomas McEvilley’s review of MoMA’s 1984 exhibition  “Primitivism” in 20th Century Art. The essence of McEvilley’s inquiry being: By placing an Other in the cannon of contemporary art are we undercutting that Other’s “reality … Read more

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