In his talk,discusses the challenges and strategies of defining, identifying, and presenting Asian art within the discourse of contemporary artistic internationalism and alternative modernisms in a widely-recognized western institution of arts. s the first public art gallery in the ; focusing on modern art since the and now encompassing visual arts, performing arts, film/video, design, and new media under one roof, the is now considered one of the premier institutions of contemporary art in the world and is known for unique, risk-taking, and edgy programming. also addresses powers and vulnerabilities inherent in an institutional context, and how he is attempting to conceive of ways in which anti-institutionalism can be brought into a fruitful dialogue with the requirements of that very context.
studied art history, anthropology, and comparative literature at the , where he earned his B.A. and M.A. and completed doctoral studies in art history. He began his curatorial career at the and has also worked for the . In 2003, he co-curated , an exhibition by 14 artists from 5 Asian countries
He had been with thein Minneapolis since September 2003, where he held the title of assistant curator of visual arts. At the , he contributed to several exhibition catalogues and had developed residency and exhibition projects with a range of artists, , he curated , the first mid-career survey of the Paris-based Chinese artist and co-edited the first comprehensive monograph. The exhibition toured in North America, China and Japan. He also worked on two exhibitions for the a group exhibition tentatively titled and the first Western retrospective of Japanese artist
His writings appear in, and in the exhibition catalogue
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