Lunch Time Talk Series
- When 3 Aug - 15 Aug 2017
D106, FIRST FLOOR, D BLOCK CNR OXFORD ST & GREENS RD PADDINGTON NSW 2021
UNSW Art & Design and Artspace are working in partnership to present the International Visiting Curators Program which focuses on curatorial advocacy and public programs.
The program forms part of Artspace and UNSW's strategy to connect Australian artists with our international networks and provides a critical context and space for the creation of new work.
With Artspace, we are pleased to announce a series of lunch-time talks at UNSW Art & Design by visiting international academics, critics, and curators.
Lunch time talk: Suzanne Hudson
Thursday 3 August
Suzanne Hudson received her PhD from Princeton University and is currently Associate Professor of Art History and Fine Arts at the University of Southern California. She is an art historian and critic who writes on modern and contemporary art, with an emphasis on abstraction, painting, process, creativity, pedagogy, and American philosophy as it intersects with aesthetics and institutional discourses. She is co-founder of the Contemporary Art Think Tank and the Society of Contemporary Art Historians, an affiliate society of the College Art Association, for which she currently serves as President Emerita and Chair of the Executive Committee. She is a member of the Editorial Board of CAA.Reviews and the Advisory Board of the Archives of American Art Journal.
Lunch time talk: Mihnea Mircan
Thursday 10 August
Mihnea Mircan is a curator and writer based in Leuven, Belgium. As Artistic Director of Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, he curated projects such as Jean-Luc Moulène: Endwards, 1:1. Hans van Houwelingen and Jonas Staal, the Museum trilogy and the series Cross-examinations, as well as solo presentations with artists such as Laure Prouvost, Michael Dean, Miriam Backstrom, Nicoline van Harskamp and Koenraad Dedobbeleer. His research project Allegory of the Cave Painting debuted in 2014 with exhibitions at Extra City and the Middelheim Museum, and a reader published by Mousse, Milan. Mircan has also curated exhibitions at institutions such as Project Art Centre, Dublin, Stroom, The Hague, Fondation Ricard, Paris, Museion, Bolzano and the Venice Biennial, as curator of the Romanian Pavilion in 2007. His essays have appeared in exhibition catalogues, monographs, and magazines such Afterall, Parkett, art-agenda.com and Manifesta Journal. (Mihnea’s travel has been supported by Monash University’s Curatorial Program.)
Lunch time talk: Yung Ma & Susanne Pfeffer, in-conversation with Alexie Glass-Kantor (Executive Director, Artspace)
Tuesday 15 August
Yung Ma is currently Curator of the Contemporary Art and Prospective Department at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, a role that was created in collaboration with the K11 Art Foundation. Formerly Associate Curator of Moving Image at M+ in Hong Kong, he had been part of the core curatorial team for M+ since its inception in 2011, and twice co-curator of the Hong Kong Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2013 and 2009). At M+, he looked after the institution's moving image portfolio, helping to define and build the collection while conceiving the ongoing M+ Screenings series and the exhibition Mobile M+: Moving Images (2015).
Susanne Pfeffer is an art historian and curator based in Germany. She has been the director at the Fridericianum in Kassel since 2013. Pfeffer is currently serving as curator for the German Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale presenting Anne Imhof’s exhibition Faust, which was awarded the Golden Lion for best national pavilion. She curated the Swiss Pavilion at the 56th Biennale di Venezia, presenting an immersive installation Our Product by Pamela Rosenkranz.