Bihishtābād

The History, Art and Architecture of the Mughal Empire

Universalisms in Conflict

Tomorrow and Saturday (9 and 10 March) the Institute for Art and Theory and Cultural Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna will host a symposium on challenges facing global art history (and philosophy) as they struggle to move beyond traditional Eurocentrist modes.

. . . the rhetoric of “new challenges” and a necessary “new orientation” of art history often disregards the political dimensions of anti- and post-colonial critiques of the writing of history. Alternative approaches, which are based on case studies of specific constellations in transcultural contact zones, are able to produce deeper insights into the intercontinental artistic and discursive relations under colonial and postcolonial conditions.

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