Students enrolled in the Para/Site curators program present and defend the concepts for their exhibitions-in-progress. A select team of international curators based in Asia will share their experience, critique and insight.
Students were in the later stages of refining the conceptual framework for each of their projects to be realized in a professional exhibition in two months. Artists had been selected and logistic planning was underway. Students needed feedback on their ideas and work-in-progress as they prepared to write their curatorial statements.
To create an environment similar to a thesis defense for graduate students. Students would have to explain their motivations and defend their choices.
To identify and implement an online platform that would facilitate both real-time and asynchronous interaction between curatorial students in Hong Kong and a select team of Asia-based international curators.
Artist, Director of Dia Projects, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Iris Lo, Nana Seo Eun A, Evangelo Costadimas, Ka Ty
Professional Invited Curators for Critique:
Curator, Contemporary Asian Art
Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art. Brisbane, Australia
Zoe M. Butt
Deputy Director, Long March Space, Beijing, China
Independent Curator. Manila, The Philippines
Independent Curator. Shanghai, China
Independent Curator. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Curator. Arts Initiative Tokyo (AIT). Tokyo, Japan
Para/Site, Hong Kong
April 16, 2009