Andrew Weiner

Andrew Weiner is an interdisciplinary researcher whose work aims to theorize and historicize relations between aesthetics, politics, and media. His dissertation tracked the increasing convergence of these spheres in West Germany and Austria during the 1960s, focusing on “events”—new modes of public action that combined experimental art with radical demonstration. Weiner’s current research seeks to rethink the category of “global contemporary art” in terms of different circuits of South-South exchange. Against the increasing tendency to frame art in terms of false universals, his work examines the formation of alternative transnational networks alongside a history linking the Non-Aligned Movement to alterglobalization activists.