1st Edition

Postmigration, Transculturality and the Transversal Politics of Art

By Anne Ring Petersen Copyright 2024
    240 Pages 8 Color & 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This is the first book to develop a postmigrant analytical perspective for the study of art, concentrating on how postmigration reopens the study of contemporary art and migration.

    The book introduces art historians and other scholars with a methodological interest in cultural analysis to the innovative concept of postmigration, offering a comprehensive introduction to the various meanings and uses of the term as well as translating it methodologically to an art historical context. The book analyses art projects from Denmark, Germany and Great Britain, which address some of the current challenges to European societies of immigration, and by drawing on theory from fields such as migration studies, transcultural studies and feminist, postcolonial and political theory, as well as re-engaging established concepts such as imagination, commemoration, belonging, identity, racialization, community, public space and participation.

    The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, art and politics, migration studies, and transcultural studies.

    The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license. Funded by The Novo Nordisk Foundation/The Novo Nordisk Foundation’s Committee on Research in Art and Art History, Grant No. NNF19OC0053992.

    Introduction: contemporary art and the problem space of postmigration  1. Postmigration – a theoretical framework  2. A postmigrant perspective on art  3. Transcultural entanglements and the postmigrant imaginary  4. The emergence of a postmigrant epistemic community  5. Public monuments and postmigrant re-memorialization  6. Urban renewal and art in postmigrant public spaces  Afterword: imagining togetherness in difference otherwise


    Anne Ring Petersen is Professor of Modern Culture and Contemporary Art at the University of Copenhagen.