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The German Federal Cultural Foundation published an article by Monica Juneja

Feb 21, 2017

In November 2016 the Magazine of the German Federal Cultural Foundation (Issue #27) published an article by Prof. Monica Juneja, who holds the chair as HCTS Professor for "Global Art History" and is the Speaker of Research Area D "Historicities and Heritage" at the Cluster “Asia and Europe”.

The article is entitled “Jenseits der Glaswand. Museen der Moderne und die Herausforderung der Globalität“, and takes the reader on an excursion through the early history of modern art, critically reviewing the great modern art collections along the axis Paris-Berlin-Vienna and New York, where neither non European modern art nor the eastern European Avantgarde have found any recognition. The question is raised: Which challenges surround the new perspectivation of art – and art history - towards modernity under the sings of the global turn for museum methods of exhibition and collections?

In her article Monica Juneja calls for a revision of the old museum concepts, categorizations and quality criteria towards a more reflected, global and transcultural approach. A process that has been present in many anthropological collections and was lately attempted by the Centre Pompidou in 2013, still remains a breach of taboo for many of the renowned modern art collections. According to Monica Juneja, now might be the right time to cross these current boundaries.

Reade the article here on page 29.


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