“contact zone: a space in which peoples geographically and historically separated come into contact with each other and establish ongoing relations.

Edited by Renée Green, Negotiations in the Contact Zone brings together essays by cultural critics, writers, filmmakers, art historians, journalist and visual artists which were delivered in a symposium organized by Green in 1994 at the Drawing Center in New York City. The essays now appear as unusual documents of that moment and provide fresh perspectives on encounters in the cultural field in ways which are still rarely explored.

Themes of the essays in this book include: Homeboys in Greenwich Village, Fichte in Portugal, domestic flânerie, an attempt to capture Sly Stone in print, Julio Carella’s sensual odyssey in Brazil, a reflection on Angola and Portugal in the sixties, Tlingit elders as  museum consultants and others who have all been located by the authors in the contact zone. A provocative dialogue arises from this collection of essays which address a broader definition of the notion of contact zone and its many ongoing consequences.”

Contributors: Karim Aïnouz, Diana Andringa, Judith Barry, James Clifford, Manthia Diawara, Diedrich Diedrichsen, Renée Green, Miwon Kwon, Sowon Kwon, Simon Leung, Lynne Tillman, Joe Wood.

Languages: English, Portuguese