Artists as Engineers in Vietnam
14 Jul 2010
6:30PM - 8:30PM
511 W 25th Street, 3/F
New York, NY 10001
Artists as Engineers: The Curator’s Perspective
July 14 2010, 6:30-8:30pm
On Wednesday, July 14, Zoe Butt will speak about her experiences working as a contemporary art curator in Vietnam in a lecture hosted by PPOW Gallery. This talk will continue the conversation that Zoe has been building for the April 2010 issue of ICI’s online publication DISPATCH, subtitled “The pilgrimage of inspiration- artists as engineers in Vietnam,”which focuses on the notion of independent thinking and knowledge production in contemporary Vietnamese art practice.
This is the summer installment of The Curator’s Perspective, an itinerant public discussion series that features an international curator who distills current happenings in contemporary art, including the artists they are excited by, exhibitions that have made them think, and their views on recent developments in the art world.
The Curator’s Perspective is free of charge and open to the public, though seating is limited. To RSVP please call Chelsea Haines at 212-254-8200 x26.
About Zoe Butt:
Zoe Butt is Curator and Director (Programs and Development) for San Art, an independent artist-run gallery space and reading room in Ho Chi Minh City. She is also Curatorial Manager for Post Vi-Dai, a private collection of contemporary Vietnamese art based between Ho Chi Minh City and Geneva. Previously she was Director, International Programs, Long March Project – a complex, multi-platform, international artist organization and ongoing art project based in Beijing, China. Prior to this she was Assistant Curator, Contemporary Asian Art at the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia where she assisted in the development of the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT); key acquisitions for the Contemporary Asian art collection, and other associated gallery programs. For over 10 years she has been researching contemporary Asian art and has both independently and collaboratively curated exhibitions and contributed to various international art publications that have reflected the dynamic art of this region.
To read Zoe Butt’s April article on Vietnamese artists in DISPATCH, ICI’s bi-monthly online journal, please click here.