Unfinished History presents fifteen international artists who carry the burden of being both the last and the first generation of two millennia. The catalogue explores what is happening as one kind of contemporary art and culture (that of the West) suddenly faces another (that of the global). Many among the truly international roster of artists here hail from one place but live in another, and such mobility is indicative of the larger cultural interchange and flux which this book seeks to document. Italy, Sweden, South Africa, Zaire, Japan, Korea, France, Iran — these are just some of the countries represented by artists such as Maurizio Cattelan, Yutaka Sone, and Shirin Neshat. Photography, installation, and architecture are included.