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: This is the third volume in Hans Belting and Peter Weibelâs Global Art and the Museum
series, which analyzes how globalization affects the industry of contemporary art. Alongside case studies of individual artists, Global Studies
outlines the histories of various regional art practices, exhibitions and ideologies. Among the topics covered are Indonesiaâs art market bubble; Austrian documentary filmmakers Intersections
series; Zimbabwean stone sculpture of the past decade; Alighiero Boettiâs Afghan embroideries; the influence of Chinese aesthetics on the opening ceremony at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Among the contributing scholars are Chrischona Schmidt, Irina Vogelsang, Carol Yinghua Lu, Adele Tan, Anthony Gardner, Julia T.S. Binter, Isabel Seliger, Birgit Hopfener, Ding Ning, Patrick D. Flores, Monica Juneja, Cathrine Bublatzsky, Elizabeth Harney, Agung Hujatnika, Anne Linden and Rania Gaafar.