Politics of Visual Arts Workshop

January 03, 2020

On November 6, 2019, Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul hosted a workshop with Columbia University's Committee on Global Thought on its project “Politics of Visual Arts in a Changing World: New Issues, New Actors, New Methods.” The workshop was led by Dr. Vishakha Desai, Senior Advisor for Global Affairs to the President of Columbia University, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Global Thought, and Senior Research Scholar in Global Studies at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University; and brought together ten of the top Turkish scholars, artists, and institutional leaders to discuss new trends that are affecting the creation, presentation, reception, and preservation of works of art in a diverse cultural context. 

The Istanbul workshop was one of five workshops held at the Global Centers around the world. A conference and art installations at Columbia University, and dissemination of materials and essays through open source publication, were also part of the project.