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"Curatorial Practice & the Museum" Lecture and Discussion on 15 May 2012. Speakers, discussants and respondents include Claire Bishop, Jane DeBevoise, Cosmin Costinas, Manray Hsu, Vivian Ting, Eve Tam, John Batten and Tina Pang.
5th July 2012

Lecture & discussion

Date: TUESDAY 15th MAY, 2012
Time: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, B/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon

Free admission, no registration required
This event will be conducted in English


2:30 Welcome and Introduction

John Batten(President, International Art Critics Association, Hong Kong)

2:45 Lecture

“Piles of Debris Growing Towards the Sky: Curating Contemporary History”
Claire Bishop (Associate Professor, CUNY Graduate Center, New York)

Claire Bishop (b.1971) is Associate Professor in the PhD Program in Art History at CUNY Graduate Center, New York. Her publications include Installation Art: A Critical History (Tate/Routledge, 2005) and the edited anthology Participation (Whitechapel/MIT Press, 2006), as well as numerous essays on performance and socially-engaged art. Her latest book, Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship, will be published by Verso next month (June 2012).

Jane DeBevoise(Chair of Board of Directors, Asia Art Archive)

4:00 Panel discussion

Exploring the role of the museum in light of developments in curatorial and artistic practices. As curatorial approaches to history become increasingly negotiable and even fictionalised, does the idea of the museum as its keeper hold?

Cosmin Costinas (Executive Director, Para/Site), Manray Hsu (Independent Curator, Taipei), Vivian Ting (Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University) and Eve Tam (Chief Curator, Hong Kong Museum of Art)

Tina Yee-wan Pang(Curator, University of Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong)

Presented by:
International Association of Art Critics Hong Kong

Supported by:
Hong Kong Museum of Art

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