L'Internationale: Post-War Avant-Gardes Between 1957 and 1986 (Paperback)
L'Internationale is a trans-institutional network of five major European museums and artists' archives: Moderna Galerija Ljublana, J lius Koller Society Bratislava/Vienna, MACBA Barcelona, Van Abbemusuem Eindhoven and MHKA Antwerp. With these five museums and their respective collections as a starting point, L'Internationale: Post-War Avant-Gardes Between 1957 and 1986 presents a range of case studies and historiographical and theoretical essays that reconsider a period in art history that was dominated by the art of Western Europe and North America. The publication instead portrays a more dispersed, multi-polar and interconnected neo-avant-garde, one that existed long before it became common to think in terms of globalization or trans-nationalism. In the process, this book questions how local narratives can be brought together in a new "rhizomatic" way, one that works to reshape our ideas of translocalism and internationalism.