The Umbrella Festival, Hong Kong

Posted by Ian 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 […]

Exhibition Announcement: The Umbrella Festival, Hong Kong

Posted by Ian 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 […]

Speaking at Contemporary Istanbul

Posted by Ian 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 […]

Speaking at Artpace, San Antonio

Posted by Ian on Jul 21, 2014 in news

On Tuesday, 22 July at 18:30, I will be giving a public talk at Artpace in San Antonio. The lecture is the first part of my studio tour of Texas organized by Artpace as part of my guest curatorship for their 2015 summer residency program. I will be talking about political ecology and socially engaged […]

Speaking at Cittadellarte | The Educational Turn

Posted by Ian on Jul 8, 2014 in news

This weekend (July 12-14), I will be taking part in a workshop on “Socially Engaged Art Practice and Education in Contemporary Discourse” at Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella, Italy as part of the University of Ideas (UNIDEE).  The workshop will be bringing together a diverse group of artists, curators, thinkers, and practitioners who are engaged in and […]

Speaking at NYU | Radical Archives

Posted by Ian on Apr 5, 2014 in news

Next weekend (April 12), I will be participating in a panel at Radical Archives curated by Mariam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh at NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute. More information: http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/2012/event/radical-archives/ It’s free and open to the public, so if you happen to be in the city, you can book tickets here. Curated by Mariam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh, […]

Taking part in record-setting trans-continental relay from L.A. to Boston

Posted by Ian on Jun 8, 2013 in news

This summer I’ll be taking part in a record-setting trans-continental relay from L.A. to Boston. One Run For Boston starts in Venice Beach in L.A. on June 7, 2013 and will arrive in Boston on June 30, 2013. I’ll be running stage 292 from the World Trade Center to Central Park as well as the […]

The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology

Posted by Ian on May 9, 2013 in news

It’s going to be a great day in Chicago tomorrow morning. I am pleased to be bringing together a panel of curators, artists, archaeologists and scholars to have an open discussion about the emergence of archaeological themes in contemporary arts practice. I hope you will be able to join us in Chicago, and if not, […]

“The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology” Session at TAG 2013

Posted by Ian on Mar 15, 2013 in news

I’m delighted to announce that I will be co-organizing a roundtable discussion session with Dieter Roelstraete (Manilow Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago) for the upcoming meeting of the Theoretical Archaeology Group at the University of Chicago this May. The session will feature artists, curators, and scholars responding to the upcoming exhibition at the Museum […]

Art and War in Iraq Symposium Announced

Posted by Ian on Mar 1, 2013 in news

5 April 2013, 12:15-5:30pm List Art Center Auditorium Ten years since the launch of Operation Iraqi Freedom and twenty-three years since the first Gulf War, the ramifications of the armed invasions and occupations of the Republic of Iraq by the United States continue to be felt by the Iraqi people as well as throughout the […]