Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 481 6 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 7 Somewhere between global and local, the nation still lingers as a concept. National art histories continue to be written – some for the first time – while innovative methods and practices redraw the boundaries of these imagined communities. Narratives Unfolding considers the mobility of ideas, transnationalism, and entangled histories in essays that define new ways to see national art in ever-changing nations. Examining works that were designed to reclaim or rethink issues of territory and dispossession, home and exile, contributors to this volume demonstrate that the writing of national art histo- ries is a vital project for intergenerational exchange of knowledge and its visual formations. Essays showcase revealing moments of modern and con- temporary art history in Canada, Egypt, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel/Palestine, Romania, Scotland, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates, paying par- ticular attention to the agency of institutions such as archives, art galleries, milestone exhibitions, and artist retreats. Old and emergent art cities, in- cluding Cairo, Dubai, New York, and Vancouver, are also examined in light of avant-gardism, cosmopolitanism, and migration. Narratives Unfolding is both a survey of current art historical approaches and their connection to the source: art-making and art experience happen- ing somewhere. “Narratives Unfolding tackles a central project in the discipline of art history, one which has im- portant implications for all humanistic enquiry: how to understand the persistent human need to project social imaginaries in the face of the dis- placements, dislocations, and demands for similar- ity that have accompanied globalization. Martha Langford offers a brilliant summary of the most influential thinking on these questions as they apply to contemporary art and to the challenges of thinking about it historically.” Terry Smith, University of Pittsburgh Martha Langford is research chair and director of the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art at Concordia University. A R T H I S T O R Y Narratives Unfolding National Art Histories in an Unfinished World edited by martha langford In a global art world, how fares the nation? S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-Queen’s/Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation Studies in Art History July 2017 978-0-7735-4979-1 $39.95A CDN, $39.95A US, £34.00 paper 978-0-7735-4978-4 $120.00S CDN, $120.00S US, £103.00 cloth 7.5 x 9.5 456pp 103 colour photos eBook available