Exhibitions of contemporary art from non-Western countries are often reviewed with unwarranted criticism. The makers are forced into the defensive even before the fact. Are they prejudiced in favor of orientalism? Are they setting non-Western art apart as being static, magical or folkloristic? Or has their enthusiasm rendered merely a naive picture of global art that hides cultural differences? No matter how relevant these questions are, they often lock our experience with art from non-Western countries in an iron fist.
via The Power of Culture