Upcoming Talk 

Situating Curatorial Discourses

A talk by Christine Kaiser

 

Friday 20 August 2021

7:00 - 8:30pm

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Situating Curatorial Discourses

A talk by Christine Kaiser

 

Friday 20 August 2021

7:00 - 8:30pm

In English

 

Hidden Space is delighted to present Situating Curatorial Discourses, a talk by Christine Kaiser.

 

This talk is an informal version of Christine’s very recent PhD defense presentation on her research topic “New Spaces of Shenzhen: An Analytical Examination of Curatorial Discourses in the Art Spaces of Shenzhen”. The focus is on future situations of knowledge production and investigates the dense net of re-telling past histories, tracing current contemporary exhibition-making and listening to cultural workers in today’s Shenzhen. Curatorial decisions are embedded in such a dynamic situation and call for a more comprehensive discursive system. Christine argues for a curatorial approach which includes decolonial practice, scrutinizing existing norms and critically engaging with a system of diverse epistemologies. Christine Kaiser recently completed her PhD at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.

 

Bio

Christine is from Germany and was based in Shenzhen from 2014 to 2016 before moving to Hong Kong. Her academic background is in sociology, art and media studies, and curating. This foundation is strongly intertwined with her projects in the sphere of art, and the deepening entanglement can be traced through projects curating and conceptualising an applied dialogue with contemporary art through formats such as "Critics Delight" (2010, Platform3, Munich, Germany) to "I might be wrong" (2020, OnCurating Project Space, Zürich, Switzerland), to currently actively engaging in strengthening the positioning of knowledge production in the curatorial field. Large scale projects include her responsibilities in different roles for the German contribution to the Venice Biennale between 2007 and 2011.