Ying Kwok, Hong Kong based independent curator and artist, and Chen Wei-ching, Joanne, independent curator and founder of inCube Arts gave a preview and walkthrough of the exhibition No Cause for Alarm at La MaMa Galleria. The exhibition brought together the work of eleven artists from Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, and included mixed-media installations, video, and performances. Artists Tang Kwok Hin and Ocean Leung joined the walkthrough as well to answer questions on their work.
Ying Kwok is an independent curator and artist who is noted for her inventive curatorial approach, which is centered on “boundaries of collaboration” between curators, artists, and the wider community. Between 2006 and 2012, she worked as curator for Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester UK with responsibility for the centre’s artistic direction, she delivered exhibitions, talks and events, and also oversaw the artist residency programme. Since 2012, Ms. Kwok became independence curator working internationally. She initiated and curated Collector Club in 2013, an exhibition that critically explored the value of art from commercial and non-commercial perspectives, and co-curated Harmonious Society, as part of Asia Triennial Manchester 2014. To encourage critical thinking and initiating effective discussions in Hong Kong, Ms. Kwok runs Art Appraisal Club with a group of local art professional. The group provide regular exhibition review and their articles are published in various magazine and cultural network. http://www.artappraisalclub.com
Based in New York, Chen Wei-ching, Joanne is an independent curator, widely published critic and founder of an art organization. She is the former Director of Taiwan Art Gallery Association and Art Taipei Art Fair from 2007 to 2010. Currently, she is the founder of inCube Arts, a non-profit art organization founded in 2012 in New York City with a focus on art from Asia, South Asia and a commitment to exhibition-led enquiry. She is the organizer of “inToAsia: Time-based Art Festival”, the first and most important art festival that dedicate to Asian time-based art in North America. Chen has also curated international exhibitions such as inToAsia: Time-based Art Festival 2013 – MicroCities at The Queens Museum, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, the NARS Foundation and Residency Unlimited in New York (2013), Jenny Chen: Without End at ISE Cultural Foundation, New York (2012), London Calling a touring exhibition (China/Taiwan), and more. She has written and published her articles in ARTCO, Art Investment, Art Collection+Design, ARTITUDE Magazine, Art Taipei Forum Media and The National Culture and Arts Foundation online Media.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.