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Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 10:44:15 -0600

Dear ListServ Administrator:

Please post this to POSTCOLONIAL. Also, please let me know if you'd like to
review the book for your listserv.  Thanks!

Best wishes,
Stacy Zellmann
Direct Marketing Manager
University of Minnesota Press
111 Third Avenue South, Suite 290
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2520

An acclaimed artist and cultural provocateur reveals the hidden biases of
the contemporary art world.

Olu Oguibe
University of Minnesota Press | 364 pages | 2004
ISBN 0-8166-4130-7 | hardcover | $74.95
ISBN 0-8166-4131-5 | paperback | $24.95

In the celebrated, controversial essays gathered here, Oguibe exposes the
disparities and inconsistencies of the reception and treatment afforded
Western and non-Western artists; the obstacles that these contradictions
create for non-Western and minority artists, especially those who live and
practice in the Western metropolis; and the nature and peculiar concerns of
contemporary non-Western art as it deals with the ramifications and residues
of the colonial encounter as well as its own historical and cultural past.
Ranging from the impact of the Westšs appetite for difference on global
cultural relations and the existence of a digital Third World to the African
redefinition of modernity, Oguibešs uncompromising and unapologetic
criticism provides a uniquely global vision of contemporary art and culture

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