I am thrilled to have been accepted to participate in the 2019 Curators Intensive Taipei (CIT19)
On Saturday (05/18), the first of these six workshops took place at MoNTUE 北師美術館. Spanning a range of various contemporary curatorial issues across Asia, CIT19 is aimed at fostering emerging curators in Taiwan and expanding local professional networks.
The first session was led by independent artist and researcher Merv ESPINA (Philippines), and YAP Sau-Bin (artist and curator from Malaysia). Participants considered the various ways in which curators in Asia are tasked to work in and alongside institutions and museums, while still critically addressing the multiplicities of politics and dynamics in such a position.
Taking survey exhibitions like SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s — Now, (currently at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts) as an example, the CIT19 participants explored different transdisciplinary and transregional approaches to showcasing art from Asia.
On the following Saturday (25/05), Freya CHOU (independant curator and writer, previously of Para Site, Hong Kong) and Alexander LAU (Empty Gallery, Hong Kong) discussed the personal bonds formed between the artist and the curator.
The next workshop (06/01) was run by TANG Fu-Kuen (the current curator of the Taipei Arts Festival under Taipei Performing Arts Center) and YUEN Chee-Wai ( a musician, artist, and designer based in Singapore).
The fourth session was led by HSU Fang-Tze (Taiwan/Singapore) and Vipash PURICHANONT (Thailand) and it explores the concept of ‘hauntology’ in exhibition-making as a conceptual manoeuvre.