Critical Writing Index

Making GeoPolitics Otherwise: Artistic Interventions in Global Political Space

by Alan Ingram

The Geographical Journal, Sept. 2011, v. 177, no. 3, pp. 218-222

This article considers how contemporary artists have been engaged with processes of militarization and governmentalization since 11 September 2001. It signals three areas of critical thematic interest where contemporary art intersects with contemporary geopolitics - questions of the body, of technology and of 'things out of place' - and suggests that, while its practices and effects require careful critical attention, contemporary art is a field in which it is possible to reflect on how geopolitics might be enacted differently.

ITEM 2011.096 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Bringing the war home: house beautiful seriesMartha Rosler

The incommensurable bannerThomas Hirschhorn

Dog or Iraqi?Wafaa Bilal

The Hay WainJohn Constable