Tracing the Routes of Floating Exhibitions: A Fluid Cartography of Post-war Modernism around 1956

Bohnenblust, Laura Valentina (2019). Tracing the Routes of Floating Exhibitions: A Fluid Cartography of Post-war Modernism around 1956. Artl@s Bulletin, 8(no. 3 /2019), pp. 44-57. École normale supérieure Paris

[img]
Preview
Text
Tracing the Routes of Floating Exhibitions-3.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works (CC-BY-NC-ND).

Download (756kB) | Preview

This article discusses the phenomenon of floating art exhibitions based on the examples of the Argentinian exposición flotante and the Australian Pacific Loan Exhibition (both 1956). They manifested themselves at the same time as the “second wave of biennials” and can be interpreted as floating national pavilions. Through a spatial analysis of the routes taken across the open ocean, it is shown how the ships’ movements form what can be understood as a ‘negative map’ of canonical art history, oriented around the North Atlantic. This cartographic approach reveals blind spots in art historical research and contributes to the creation of new narratives.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Art History > Contemporary Art
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Art History

Graduate School:

Graduate School of the Humanities (GSH)

UniBE Contributor:

Bohnenblust, Laura Valentina

Subjects:

700 Arts

ISSN:

2264-2668

Publisher:

École normale supérieure Paris

Language:

English

Submitter:

Laura Valentina Bohnenblust

Date Deposited:

21 May 2019 14:48

Last Modified:

09 Jan 2020 11:54

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.128013

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/128013

Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback