Today, it seems that everything is curated, from a gastronomic menu to a Google profile. In the art field, some talk about an explosion of curatorship. Who are these curators and what do they do? How did this profession emerge and evolve?
This course will introduce the histories of curating and curatorial practices, focusing on key curatorial figures and key exhibitions. It will explore the many ways curators work with artists and various mediums, inside and outside museums and institutions, pushing constantly the boundaries of their profession. The approach is both theoretical and practical, based on case studies and current exhibitions. The class is open to everyone with an interest in art.
Dr. Caroline Ha Thuc
Dr. Caroline Ha Thuc is an independent art writer, researcher and curator. She holds a Ph.D. from the School of Creative Media, City University HK and is currently a part-time researcher at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts.
Specialized in Asian contemporary art, Ha Thuc contributes regularly to different academic journals and magazines, focusing on the artistic production of knowledge. She published books about the Hong Kong art scene, Japanese and Chinese contemporary art.
As a curator, she focuses on promoting dialogue between artists from different cultures, while reflecting on social and political contemporary issues. Her main exhibitions include Constructing Mythologies (Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong 2018), Documenting Myanmar (Charbon Art Space, Hong Kong 2018), Carnival (Amnesty International Hong Kong, 2017), Human Vibrations (5th Large-scale Urban Media Arts Festival, 2016), The Human Body: Measure and Norms (Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong, 2015), Shelters of Resistance an in-situ installation in Paris courtyard of the 4th City Hall (YIA Art Fair Paris, 2015), Hong Kong Bestiary (Platform China, Hong Kong, 2014), Radiance (French May, Hong Kong, 2014).
20/9/2022 – 1/11/2022 (TUE)
3:00pm – 5:00pm