Producing the Global Modern
American gallery and museum art collections often play pivotal roles in shaping global conceptions of Modernist and Contemporary art produced by artists from the non-West, functioning as platforms on which regional artists are reproduced as global artists (particularly in the context of artists from the Global South). My current project looks at this process of transformation, the collectors who enable 'global exhibitions' and the historical moments that catalyze 'global turns' in the arts.
Rashmi Viswanathan is a Postdoctoral Fellow of Global Contemporary Art at The New School University Parsons and an independent curator. She looks at the colonial and postcolonial histories of Modern art, with a focus on the ways in which new visual technologies and visual idioms shape personal, regional and national identity formations.
In July and August 2018 she is researcher in residence at Kunsthalle Exnergasse wherefore she was invited in collaboration with Residency Unlimited, New York.