Urgency and Relevance: A Curatorial Perspective
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

A Prelude to Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) 2014, Oct 22 – 31!
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Presented as part of Asian Contemporary Art Week’s critical “Dialogues in Contemporary Art” series, select curators give voice to diverse identities within a landscape of new global initiatives. As told through individual stories of discovery and illustrated by specific case studies, such dynamics as the formation of collections, an engagement with living artists, the representation of multiple communities, the economics of cultural capital and the press of civic life are brought to light across curatorial practice. This program presents an insider’s view of contemporary art through the eyes of practitioners at the edge of advocacy and establishment.

Presenters Include:

Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, introduces the program and moderates a group conversation.
Leeza Ahmady, independent curator and Director of Asian Contemporary Art Week

Thomas Berghuis, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Curator of Chinese Art, Guggenheim Museum

Melissa Chiu, Director, Asia Society Museum and Vice President, Global Arts Programming, Asia Society 

Pablo León de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America

Reem Fadda, Associate Curator, Middle Eastern Art, Abu Dhabi Project, Guggenheim Museum

The Otolith Group, Communists Like Us, 2006–10. Black-and-white video, with sound, 23 min., 5 sec., edition 2/5. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2012.163 © The Otolith Group.