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Geographical mobility has become a norm of contemporary art. This article examines the spatial dynamics of artists as they face the challenges presented by peripheral territory in visual arts, putting their mobility and flexibility to the test. Whether staying anchored in a geographical area or moving abroad depends on the dominant scheme within the world of art. The globalization of contemporary art promotes the formation and recognition of “hypermobile” artists, but it can also lead to local strategies of withdrawal.


internationally comparative perspective, as Switzerland is known for its combination of a high female labour market participation and a high proportion of female part-time workers. Until December 2018, the paper was viewed 500  times and downloaded 209  times. The article “From the Periphery to the International Scene. Artistic Trajectories in the Trial of Mobility”, published in 2017 in the excellent special issue on artistic work, demonstrates that also qualitative articles – if they are inventive and relevant – are of international interest and widely read. Isabell