Kunst der Verbindung. Transnationale Netzwerke, Kunst und Globalisierung
(Berliner ethnographische Studien 9)
Berlin: Lit Verlag 2006
117 pp., Euro 9.90; ISBN 3-8258-9115-1
Keywords: globalization and art, art and globalization, Berlin and art, cultural management, networks of art

Connected art. Transnational networks, art, and globalization
This is an empirical analysis of the Berlin art and cultural scene showing why artists and culture managers increasingly establish transnational relations, and work in this context. The practice of this border-transcending work and mobility in art production and mediation is described. The book also shows the ambivalence of such transnational networks: trust, risk, dependencies, but also new forms of financing, or emerging avantgarde discourses and forms of art. Actors in this field talk about the challenges of intercultural communication, and national rules.