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Global modernisms in the 21st century

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Titus Kaphar, The Cost of RemovalCarrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Woman Feeding Bird), The Kitchen Table Series, 1989-90Speaking to past and present, Clarissa Rizal’s Resilience RobeWendy Red Star, 1880 Crow Peace DelegationEmily Kame Kngwarreye, Earth’s CreationMariko Mori, Pure LandFrank Gehry, Guggenheim BilbaoShirazeh HoushiaryDesert to Suburb, framing the American DreamYinka Shonibare, The Swing (After Fragonard)William Kentridge, drawing from Tide Table (Soho in Deck Chair)The National Memorial for Peace and JusticeMona Hatoum's self-contradictory objectsEl Anatsui, UntitledEl Anatsui, Old Man’s ClothDoris Salcedo, ShibbolethDoris Salcedo's "Shibboleth"Zarina HashmiMarlene Dumas, ModelsJulie Mehretu, Stadia IIJeff Wall, A View from an ApartmentTraces of illegal migration in Mexico: Mark RuwedelWangechi Mutu, Preying MantraShai Kremer in an Israeli military training stageGabriel OrozcoZaha Hadid, MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts, RomeEast-West Divan at the Venice BiennaleDoug Fishbone: ElminaHrair Sarkissian: Syria's "Execution Squares" The Case for Ai WeiweiAi Weiwei, "Remembering" and the Politics of Dissent Ai Weiwei, Kui Hua Zi (Sunflower Seeds)Kehinde Wiley, Napoleon Leading the Army over the AlpsAi Weiwei: Sunflower SeedsIsaac Julien, Ten Thousand Waves | MoMANawa, PixCell-Deer#24Wang Peng: Performance as politics in China and beyondMichael Rakowitz on Star Wars and Saddam HusseinWolfgang Laib, "Pollen from Hazelnut"Meschac Gaba

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Brought to you by Smarthistory. Culture is increasingly global. Artists work internationally and no single city is now the center of the art world. Istanbul, Beijing, Bogotá, Beirut, Lagos, and São Paulo all support thriving communities of artists.