Cherry, Deborah
Date published: 
March 2007

How important is location in producing, understanding, and curating art? What happens when art and artists migrate? This exciting and provocative collection brings together seven essays by art historians, anthropologists and commentators on contemporary visual culture on the theme of 'location'. 'Location' is considered in many different ways: the migration of art and artists in the past and the present, trans-national and trans-cultural exchanges and international exhibitions, the nature of hospitality that arises in acknowledging difference, and the significance of location in producing, writing about and curating art in Europe and Asia. An attention to place and space in global and local settings highlights site-specificity as well as global connections, actual and imaginary locations, the places and positions of viewing, and location of the artist, at the studio, in the work.