Para Site Art Space is honored to present a Public Lecture by, and senior lecturer at the . gives a lecture at
For over a decade, exhibition maker and curatorhas developed a very particular style of exhibition that sits between cultural history, theater, author theory and contemporary art. Emerging, unusually, from a training in theatre rather than art history or curatorial studies, has used his directorial knowledge in particular to articulate his unique approach to curating. Of key importance for all of his exhibitions is the actual staging of the experience—ranging from the design of the space and installation, the conceptualization of the catalogue and related programming, to the attention paid to the performance of the work itself. The ‘stage-set’ or rather the exhibition space, site, or geographical location is itself an important factor in the development of his ideas which respond to both time and place. takes into account both the larger historical and socio-political context in which an exhibition takes place as well as the relevant curatorial or art historical relationships pertaining to a project. Using the ideas and strategies of artists, in particular conceptual art, and applying this approach to a curatorial idea of the author is a defining characteristic of work and results in a personalized exhibition history reflective of a creative development not dissimilar to that of an artist. In this lecture talks about some of his key exhibitions to elaborate further on his concept of the ‘curator as creator.’
More materials are available to view on site at Para Site.
The Archive Project is financially supported by the Project Grant of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.