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Editors: Lex ter Braak, Lilet Breddels, Steven van Teeseling

6(0) Ways...
Artistic practice in culturally diverse times

Cover design: Sander Boon, Paperback, Illustrated (colour), 208 pages, 17 x 24 cm
English edition, ISBN 978-90-5662-684-6, € 30.00
Dutch edition, ISBN 978-90-5662-692-1
March 2010

In association with the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (Fonds BKVB)

The publication will be presented at the Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem on March 27th 2010

Cultural diversity seems to have gained ground within an international art world that speaks with ease about global art movements. However, within contemporary art discourse, and within the institutional art world, the western modernist perspective still determines the success or failure of contemporary art production. Mindful of this situation, the Netherlands Foundation for Visual arts, Design and architecture (Fonds BKVB) asked artists and curators to submit proposals for projects that would shape the questions concerning the significance of cultural diversity.

In richly illustrated chapters, 6(0) ways ... brings together the six projects that took place within this framework. Each chapter shows a specific approach towards cultural diversity, such as intercultural cooperation, a new model for urban renewal, the rewriting of western art history, and the translation of globalization into local discussions. Essays by renowned theoreticians place these varied approaches in a wider historical and theoretical perspective, which makes this publication a catalyst for reflection on cultural diversity
and art practices. But the six approaches presented here are not the only ones imaginable, they represent many more: 6(0) ways ...

Featured projects by: Multipistes, Freehouse, Wakaman, Sideways, Concept0031, Electric Palm Tree.

With Contributions by: Lex ter Braak, Lilet Breddels, Özkan Gölpinar, Sara Ahmed, Iftikhar Dadi, Clementine Deliss, Stuart Hall, Sarat Maharaj, Shervin Nekuee, Jeremy Till

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