“Spectres of 1989”

I spent much of my ‘professional’ life working within the ‘global art’ scene. Just as I was turning more and more towards disaster studies and history in general, I was asked to contribute to a conference and publication: Situating Global Art. The resulting article is thus a kind of re-assessment and attempt to trace the history of ‘global art’ within the artistic discourse, and how this relates to specific concepts of (‘western’) history – especially the myth of 1989 as a turning point in both contemporary global(ized) culture, and history itself.