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APT 2002 keynote lectures

APT 2002: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

Keynote lectures | 'New Directions in Curating' forum | New Media Workshops

Keynote lectures

Under the auspices of Australian Centre of Asia-Pacific Art, a series of keynote lectures was presented by distinguished scholars and curators during the three-day opening program for APT 2002, 13-15 September 2002.

'Thinking through exhibitions: Experimental Chinese art and "experimental exhibitions" of Chinese art'
Professor Wu Hung (Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Professor, the Director, Center for the Art of East Asia, and Consulting Curator, Smart Museum of Art, the University of Chicago)

'South, South, South'
Dr Nikos Papastergiadis (Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Australian Centre, University of Melbourne)

'Soul Textured Stories: Pattern and Text in the Art of Pacific Skin'
Professor Ngahuia Te Awekotuku (Research Associate in the Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato)

'Nam June Paik and Korean Shamanism'
Dr Kim Hong-hee (Director of Ssamzie Space, Seoul and Adjunct Professor in Art History, Hong-ik University)

APT 2002 'New Directions in Curating' forum

The 'New Directions in Curating Forum' was held on 16 September at the Queensland Art Gallery under the auspices of the Australian Centre of Asia-Pacific Art. Australian and international participants met at this one-day forum to discuss current issues in curating and presenting contemporary art. The Australia Council Audience and Market Development Division funded the forum.

Topics and Speakers
What are the significant innovations/directions in recurring international exhibitions?
Chair: Suhanya Raffel   Head of Asian and Pacific Art, Queensland Art Gallery
Wu Hung Director, Center for the Art of East Asia, Chicago
Johan Pijnappel    Director, World Wide Video Festival, The Hague
Nick Waterlow, OAM Director, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, UNSW, Sydney

What strategies are driving the communication of contemporary art? And to whom are we communicating?
Chair: Rhana Devenport   Senior Project Officer, APT, Queensland Art Gallery
Julianne Pierce Director, ANAT (Australian Network of Art and Technology), Adelaide
Agung Hujatnika Curator, Selasar Sunaryo, Bandung, Indonesia
Craig Judd Public Programs Manager, Biennale of Sydney 2002

What are the key issues in the development and presentation of art outside the mainstream?
Chair: Maud Page Associate Curator, Contemporary Pacific Art, Queensland Art Gallery
Leafa Janice Wilson Freelance curator, Hamilton, New Zealand
Pooja Sood Coordinator and Curator, KHOJ International Artists Association, New Delhi, India
Pi Li Lecturer, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Bejing and Curator, 'The Loft' Media Centre, Beijing

APT 2002 New Media Workshop Series

The APT 2002 New Media Workshop Series (17-26 September 2002) supported by the Australian Centre of Asia-Pacific Art, offered 60 participants the opportunity to work closely with four APT 2002 artists ― Heri Dono, Song Dong, Nalini Malani and Lisa Reihana ― in an intensive workshop environment. In addition, Johan Pijnappel, new media curator and writer, gave lectures to the participants each week. A total of 17 new video works were created from the workshops. Presented in collaboration with the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, the workshops were assisted by the Australia Council, New Media Arts Board.