Zhou Tao, Land of the Throat, 2016 (detail). Installation with two-channel color HD video, with sound. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Collection (C) Zhou Tao. Photo: Courtesy the artist


Tales of Our Time: A Curator’s Perspective with Xiaoyu Weng

March 8, 2017
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 5th Ave
New York, NY

A walkthrough of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum exhibition Tales of Our Time led by Xiaoyu Weng, the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Associate Curator of Chinese Art.  Xiaoyu Weng discussed her curatorial approach for this exhibition and elaborated on her experience working directly with artists to commission new artworks for the museum’s permanent collection.

Xiaoyu Weng is an associate curator at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, in charge of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative. Prior to her current position, Weng served as the founding director of the Kadist Art Foundation’s Asia Programs, Paris and San Francisco. There, she launched the Kadist Curatorial Collaboration, which organizes exhibitions that stimulate cultural exchange, and she also oversaw artist residencies and the building of the contemporary Asian art collection. Previously, she worked as program director of the Asian Contemporary Art Consortium in San Francisco and as a curator at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at the California College of the Arts (CCA). Educated at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing and the CCA in San Francisco. She is a contributing editor of Leap, a bilingual magazine dedicated to contemporary Chinese art.

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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.