Multiple Modernisms: Twentieth-Century Artistic Modernisms in Global Perspective
Leverhulme Trust 2013-2016
This ambitious project explores what might be called the ‘other histories’ of modernism in art, focusing particularly on indigenous modernisms from Africa, Oceania and the Americas. The participants, a distinguished group of art historians from Europe, North America, South Africa and Australasia, will document and analyse the diverse lives that modernism had across these regions during the twentieth century, which have been left out of the standard histories. An ambitious and comparative re-imagining of the cross-currents constitutive of modernism globally, will bring new research on artists’ lives, works and travels together, toward that aim.