Coevality is an online publication and a collective effort by the graduate students at the University of Pittsburgh in Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory Terry Smith’s spring 2016 course, “Coeval Connectivity in Contemporary Conditions.” Smith observes three predominant currents within contemporary art: continuing modernities, transitional transnationality, and contemporaneous difference in “Coevality: […]

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These are a selection of interviews conducted with three international artists and a local Pittsburgh business owner with our Yijing Wang, Gabrielle Rajerison, and Marina Tyquiengco. [Zhong Biao with Yijing Wang] [Jon Rubin with Gabrielle Rajerison] [Bianca Beetson with Marina Tyquiengco] [Will Wilson with Marina Tyquiengco]

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key terms

The terms below are a working glossary related to the themes discussed in Coevality. climate change coevality contemporaneity cosmopolitanism dependency theory inequality globalization modernization network planetarity postcolonialism simultaneity temporality terrorism transnationality universality

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Morphing and analysis by Emy Takada Environmental cinema is a genre that address questions related to the environment as a central topic for the future of humanity. Journalists, scientists, activists and artists, among others share heightened concern over the environment. In Brazil, there has been a recent growth of film festivals that focus on the environment and climate change. Environmental […]

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ECHOES: SOUND, TIME, AND COEVALITY by Juan Velasquez Coevality is a quality of relations, an accumulation of intersections between individuals, places, spaces, times, and ideas. It enables a particular experience of being in the world characterized by the consciousness of connectivity, contemporaneity, alterity, and  temporalities. Through the work of three composers: Carlos Vázquez, Brian Riordan, and Laura Schwartz, […]

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