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Curator’s Perspective: Juan A. Gaitán


Photo: Danh Vo, 2013

Juan A. Gaitán
Sunday, October 20, 2013
3–4:30pm

Lobby at MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
FREE with museum admission ($10 general, $5 student/senior)

As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring international curators—Juan A. Gaitán (Curator of the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art) will present his current research interests and curatorial projects.

In 2014, Gaitán will curate the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. At this Curator’s Perspective, he will speak about his approach to the Biennale, his working process and plans for the exhibition, as well as some of the key ideas he has been investigating on the notions of modernity and citizenship. Gaitán will also report on his most recent travels to Southeast Asia––including the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand––where he visited artists as part of his research for the Biennale.

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The Curator’s Perspective is a free, itinerant public discussion series ICI developed as a way for international curators to share their research and experiences with audiences in New York. These talks provide ICI the opportunity to assemble documentation on and disseminate information about a wide variety of international perspectives on art today. This year audiences have heard perspectives on art, culture, and exhibition-making from curators based in Dakar, Jakarta, Gdansk, and Melbourne. In fall 2013, practitioners will talk about what they’re most interested in at the moment, including the artists and the sociopolitical contexts that are shaping practices now.

The Curator’s Perspective series has been made possible, in part, by grants from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and by generous contributions from the ICI Board of Trustees and ICI Access Fund.

October 20, 2013

22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

presenter

Juan A. Gaitán

Juan A. Gaitán (Canada/Colombia, b. 1973) is a writer and curator, based in Mexico City and Berlin. He was curator at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (2009–10), and Adjunct Professor in the Curatorial Practice Program at California College of the Arts, San Francisco (2011–12). From 2006–08 he was on the Board of Directors of the Western Front Society, and worked as external curator at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery in Vancouver. Gaitán writes for several journals, including Afterall, The Exhibitionist, Fillip, and Mousse. He is member of the acquisitions committee at FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais in Dunquerke. He is the Curator of the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, 2014.

Photo: Danh Vo, 2013


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