Art World City: The Creative Economy Of Artists And Urban Life In Dakar by Joanna GrabskiArt World City: The Creative Economy Of Artists And Urban Life In Dakar by Joanna Grabski

Art World City: The Creative Economy Of Artists And Urban Life In Dakar

byJoanna Grabski

Paperback | July 10, 2017

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Art World City focuses on contemporary art and artists in the city of Dakar, a famously thriving art metropolis in the West African nation of Senegal. Joanna Grabski illuminates how artists earn their livelihoods from the city's resources, possibilities, and connections. She examines how and why they produce and exhibit their work and how they make an art scene and transact with art world mediators such as curators, journalists, critics, art lovers, and collectors from near and far. Grabski shows that Dakar-based artists participate in a platform that has a global reach. They extend Dakar's creative economy and the city's urban vibe into an "art world city."

Joanna Grabski is Director of the School of Art at Arizona State University. She is editor (with Carol Magee) of African Art, Interviews, Narratives: Bodies of Knowledge at Work (IUP). She wrote, directed, and produced the feature-length documentary filmMarket Imaginary, focused on Dakar's sprawling Colobane Market.
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Title:Art World City: The Creative Economy Of Artists And Urban Life In DakarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.68 inPublished:July 10, 2017Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253026059

ISBN - 13:9780253026057

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction. Dakar's Art World City
1. Making the City's Scene: Visibility, Exhibition Culture, and Mediatization
2. Mapping the Dak'Art Biennale in Dakar
3. A Place From Which to Speak: Artists' Studios as Infrastructure of Opportunity
4. From Street to Studio: Sourcing the Materials for Art from Urban Life
5. Picturing the City
6. Market Space and Urban Space: The Business of Selling Art in the City
Epilogue. Reflections on Dakar's Art World City: Infrastructures, Vision-Oriented Subjectivities, and Implications
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Editorial Reviews

"In her fine-grained analysis, Joanna Grabski demonstrates the ways that the urban environment and the sites of art production, exhibition, and sale imbricate one another to constitute Dakar as an Art World City." -Mary Jo Arnoldi, author of Playing with Time