MOCATALKS: Curators’ Conversation: Doryun Chong & Herb Tam

When 25 Jun 2015
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Where Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
United States
Cost $12/Adult; $7/Student & Senior; FREE for MOCA Members & current NYU ID card holders
Enquiry (212) 619-4785

Held in conjunction with the NYU Grey Art Gallery exhibit, Tseng Chi Kwong: Performing for the Camera, Doryun Chong, Chief Curator, M+, Hong Kong, and Herb Tam, MOCA’s Curator and Director of Exhibitions will discuss Tseng’s life and art in New York, his influence on younger Chinese artists, and how his cultural identity may have impacted his work.

Doryun Chong is Chief Curator at M+ Hong Kong. Previously Chong was Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA, where he organized contemporary exhibitions and acquired works for the museum’s collection. At MoMA, he organized Bruce Nauman: Days (2010) and Projects 94: Henrik Olesen (2011), and Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde (2012), and co-edited From Postwar to Postmodern, Art in Japan, 1945-1989: Primary Documents. Prior to his appointment at MoMA in 2009, Chong held various positions as a curator in the Visual Arts department at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis from 2003 to 2009, and co-organized exhibitions including Haegue Yang: Integrity of the Insider (200910); Tetsumi Kudo: Garden of Metamorphosis (2008); Brave New Worlds (2007); and House of Oracles: A Huang Yong Ping Retrospective (2005). He has also curated or coordinated exhibitions at venues including REDCAT, Los Angeles, the 2006 Busan Biennale, and the Korean Pavilion at the 2001 Venice Biennale, and his writings have appeared in journals such as Artforum, Afterall, The Exhibitionist, and Parkett, and museum and biennale publications by the Auckland Triennial, the Gwangju Biennale, and Kunsthaus Bregenz. Chong is the recipient of the first ICI Gerrit Lansing Independent Vision Award in 2010.

Herb Tam is the Curator and Director of Exhibitions. He recently co-curated Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving, an exhibition that explored the construction of Chinese American identity through MOCA’s archival materials. In 2012, he curated America through a Chinese Lens, which surveyed photographs of America by contemporary artists and non-professional photographers of Chinese descent. Tam was previously the Associate Curator at Exit Art and the Acting Associate Curator at the Queens Museum of Art. He studied at San Jose State University and earned a masters in fine arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York.

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