This project documents the recent explosion of Chinese contemporary art on the international stage. The participants in this zone of cultural encounter include artists and art professionals from around the world who, in repeated encounters in China and abroad, negotiate what counts as Chinese and what counts as art. Experimental Beijing: Contemporary Art Worlds in China’s Capital is an ethnography of worlding: the multiple ways of visualizing the world, and China’s place in it, that artists draw upon in their images and lives. Gender plays a central role in the various...
Avian Influenza in Indonesia: An Ethnography of a Virus
This project documents how Indonesians were enrolled in international concerns about pandemic preparedness, biosecurity, and global health, and sets these alongside more local concerns over national well being and sovereignty.