'21st Century: Art in the First Decade' is an exhibition, publication, blog and series of public programs at the Queensland Art Gallery l Gallery of Modern Art that explore the art of the past ten years. As an expanded platform for the exhibition, the '21st Century Blog' functions as a source book of reference material and contributions provided by artists, curators and writers. Read more


In widening our understanding of the global conditions of artistic production in different moments in twentieth-century art, we realise that our overall view of the mid-century period is incomplete without taking the contributions of Afro-modernism into account, and that the factors which constrain the aesthetic potential of cross-cultural relations are still with us as unresolved questions today.

Kobena Mercer, ‘Cosmopolitan Contact Zones’, in Afro modern: journeys through the Black Atlantic, Tate Gallery Liverpool, 2010.

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