The Umbrella Festival, Hong Kong

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in news

For the last few weeks, I have been working with Oscar Ho and students and faculty from Chinese University of Hong Kong on a historic festival and exhibition revisiting, reviving and extending the spirit and sentiments of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. The Umbrella Festival opens this Sunday at Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre […]

Venice Biennale Broadcast: Safina Radio Project

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in news

I am participating in the opening of the 56th Venice Biennale from Hong Kong courtesy of the Safina Radio Project platform. My contribution to the project, No permanence is ours; we are a wave, is a series of conversations, music, and an occurrence with artist Fiona Hallinan and curator Oscar Ho connect Istanbul, Hong Kong […]

Exhibition Announcement: The Umbrella Festival, Hong Kong

Posted by on May 2, 2015 in news

For the next few weeks, I will be working with Oscar Ho and a team of faculty and students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong on a special exhibition at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre in Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong. The Umbrella Festival is a celebration of the stories, sentiments, and artistic […]

Wafaa Bilal’s “Canto III” featured in the Financial Times

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in news

The Armory Show opens this Thursday, and with it, a very special project by Wafaa Bilal. Canto III is a bold statement piece by the Iraqi-American artist, and I am glad to have plated a small part in realizing it. Bilal’s Canto III is featured in a preview of the Armory Show by the Financial […]

Speaking at Contemporary Istanbul

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in news

On Thursday 13 November 2014, I will be joining Marcus Graf on a panel entitled “Curating Tomorrow” as part of Contemporary Istanbul Dialogue. If you happen to be in Istanbul, do come by and join in the conversation. More information: http://contemporaryistanbul.com/en/highlights/ci-dialogues.htm “The Other Art. Alternatives. Choices. Options” CI Dialogues, the fair’s talk programme will this year […]

New Essay Published: Looking at Pictures of Women

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in news

I am happy to announce that my new essay “Looking at Pictures of Women” has just been published by the David Winton Bell Gallery. The essay was commissioned for the catalogue for the exhibition SHE: Picturing Women at the Turn of the 21st Century. The exhibition is curated by Jo-Ann Conklin and features works by […]

Speaking at Brown University Visual Arts Department

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in news

On October 6, 2014, I will be an invited critic at Brown University’s Visual Arts Department. I will be visiting the Senior Honors Fine Arts students in their studios and giving a lecture entitled ‘Curators, Collectors, and Buyers: Approaches to Studio Visits.’

Talking in Detroit at Wayne State

Posted by on Aug 2, 2014 in news

I will be visiting Detroit to participate in and speak at a workshop on Critical Engagements with Post-Industrial Transformations hosted by Wayne State and organized by Krysta Ryzewski and Laura McAtackney. Information on the participants and plans can be found at: http://detroitarchaeology.wordpress.com/archaeologies-of-the-present-workshop-august-2014/

‘An Innocent City’ featured on CNN TÜRK

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 in news, press, reviews

CNN Turk has produced a nice TV feature of ‘An Innocent City’ that aired last week. You can watch the newscast here (note – in Turkish): http://displayer.prnet.com.tr/TvDisplayer.aspx?date=22.07.2014&FileName=7eefc692-d0c5-4542-b17f-7280f462e4fc  

‘An Innocent City’ featured in Today’s Zaman

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 in interviews, news, press, reviews

Hatice Kubra Kula from Today’s Zaman has written a great feature on ‘An Innocent City’ that was just published today. Read it here: http://www.todayszaman.com/arts-culture_exhibit-inspired-by-museum-of-innocence-knits-people-together_354066.html