Curator’s Perspective: Hou Hanru
28 Sep 2011
7:00PM - 9:00PM
|Where||Hunter College, The Lang Recital Hall
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
|Enquiry||212 254 8200|
September 28 2011, 7pm
ICI launches the Fall 2011 Curator’s Perspective series with a lecture by Hou Hanru, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs and the Chair of the Exhibitions and Museum Studies program at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Hou Hanru’s prolific curatorial work addresses contemporary practice and the conditions of artists living in the diaspora from the perspective of cultural hybridity. Hou gained international attention with Cities on the Move (1997-2000), a traveling exhibition he curated with Hans-Ulrich Obrist, which emphasized the ways in which Asian contemporary artists have dealt with rapid changes in urban lifestyles and values. He has also curated many seminal exhibitions in Europe, the U.S., and Asia, including international biennials in Shanghai (2000), Istanbul (2007), the Chinese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2007), and Lyon (2009). He has acted as a consultant for cultural institutions across the world including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Global Advisory Committee of the Walker Art Center, and the Asian Art Council.
The Curator’s Perspective is free of charge and open to the public, though seating is limited. For more information please click here.