How to overcome geographical atributions of art practice OR How to construct a whatevercommunity

Questioning the established will to categorize art practices along the artist’s geographical or national indication, did not appear on my agenda all of a sudden on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The history and practice behind the will to define, describe and categorize, schematize and classify can be linked to the transformation of anthropology in the 18th century, which was dominated by the urge and reality of colonization. This paper will not go through the historic assessments of researching the roots of national identity or nationalization of practices. Nonetheless, this paper aims to answer the two titling questions and to elaborate the meaning space, which emerges where they coincide.

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