2016 GWANGJU BIENNALE – The Eighth Climate (What does art do?)
1 – 2 September 2016 – Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea
Very excited to accept the invitation to the 2016 Gwangju Biennale from the International Curators Forum (ICF) to be part of a series of panel discussions for the symposium Curating the International Diaspora. Through my work as artist and independent curator, my presentation will address how Diaspora artists can radically re-imagine the history and meaning of the image and the relationship to a ‘ local’ or tourist audience.
ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM:
Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, Korea and International Curators Forum, London, UK are pleased announce the international symposium, entitled ‘Is the curator an agent or double agent of cultural identity?’ It is a departure point on a year long curatorial journey or grand symposium project, Curating The International Diaspora that involves working with artists, critics, curators and art institutions from Korea (Asia Culture Center), UK (International Curators Forum), UAE (Sharjah Art Foundation) and Barbados (Black Diaspora Visual Arts/ Barbados Museum & Historical Society) across three major international art events between September 2016 and March 2017.
Curating The International Diaspora program will investigate how emergent cultural diasporas have impacted the curatorship of contemporary visual arts specifically and how new models of contemporary curating have developed as a consequence of these effects. The project will demonstrate how curatorial practice has been radically transformed by the diaspora of people, intellectuals, artists, and cultural workers.
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