Here as the centre of the world (Lucy Cotter)
As Edward Said suggested, the widening of cultural horizons has all too often had Europe firmly in the privileged centre. The question remains how equal intercultural exchange can take place in the face of remaining cultural (and economic) hierarchies, which seem to underpin the most fundamental concepts within the contemporary art world. Some have argued that a truly international art world would need to be based on the clear rejection of western culture as the mainstream,
but postmodern multiculturalism has created more of a homogenous “race to the contemporary” than an engagement with the multi-temporal heterogeneity of modern culture.