During the past 50 years, contemporary art practices, theories and criticism have engaged deeply with the many postnational challenges to national sovereignties yet the nation state and nationalisms are as strong and influential as ever.
New approaches are needed that seek out the transnational, lateral contacts and resonances between artists and across borders that now proliferate and better understand the relationship between these apparent antinomies that increasingly shape the emerging post-Western world. Through an interdisciplinary approach, the Postnational Art Histories Program will examine intersections between Indigenous, migrant, diasporic, postcolonial, global and transcultural studies within a world of nation states.
Program Coordinators: Professor Ian McLean, Professor Charles Green and Professor Claire Roberts
Banner Image: Lyndell Brown and Charles Green, Deep Rock, 2011, oil on linen, 172 x 172 cms. Collection Art Gallery of New South Wales